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About

JAAKLAC iniciativa is a non-formal organization of mainly Latin American scope coordinated in collaboration with young people, educators and civil society organizations. JAAKLAC is based on volunteer work and funds for projects of exclusively limited duration in time.

We broaden the participation in the governance of the digital ecosystem, understanding that this encompasses decisions about the internet, the development of digital technologies and of data policies.

We promote Latin American projects in critical digital education to bridge the different gaps in our global digital citizenship.

We innovate solutions guided by human rights, integrating the different dimensions of the digital ecosystem that intersect with individuals, societies and the environment.

We act collectively, focusing on younger generations and generally excluded groups, to look towards a fairer digital future for all.

More information about JAAKLAC and its principles

Projects


Latine Data Detox Saga

  • What? Share experiences and recommendations on digital privacy, security, wellbeing and disinformation developed by and for youth in Latin America.

  • How? By co-creating a digital campaign based on character stories designed with young people and organisations in the region adapting the Data Detox Kit (DDK). We launched the digital campaign between October 10-21, 2022 on Instagram (Causas Digitales and JAAKLAC initiative) and Twitter. The campaign is a continuation of the similarly focused project that we implemented in 2021.

  • Who? Coordinated between JAAKLAC and Causas Digitales with the support of Tactical Tech.

Learn more about the stories of Yosi, Ale, Zuri and Alan and the organisations that were part of the Latine Data Detox Saga team.


No Minor Futures

  • What? Global educational campaign to showcase the strengths and shortcomings of digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for children and adolescents.

  • How? Based on animated character stories, podcasts, online workshops and a social media campaign co-created with adolescents and organisations from different regions of the world.

  • Who? Coordinated by JAAKLAC in collaboration with Teen Spirit participants, young influencers, Fix the Code, Derechos Digitales, Data & Society, Adéṣínà Ayẹni, Hyperaudio and WILD FI.

Tune in to the stories and educational resources in NMF’s website. Learn more about the activities and rationale of the campaign in our blog.


Digital CSE: a guide on Digital Comprehensive Sexuality Education for adolescents

  • What? Educational guide on CSE and human rights, sexual risks on the internet for adolescents, and ways to prevent and minimise harm from digital violence.

  • How? Implementing digital, face-to-face and hybrid workshops to co-create the guide, develop digital competencies and learn about the topics addressed.

  • Who? Coordinated by JAAKLAC in collaboration with adults and adolescents from the organisations IPRU, Pensamiento Colectivo, Liceo Espigas, Conexión Educativa, Durazno Studio and WILD FI.

Learn more about the relevance and process of ESI Digital in our blog post. Download the guide in its digital and printable versions and access its glossary and additional materials at the ESI Digital website (Spanish, Castilian). Contact us if you want to access the English translation of the guide.


Children’s privacy and data protection policies: Let’s Do It Together!

  • What? We explore the possibilities of digital education practices that can raise the awareness and amplify the participation in the data protection/privacy policies in relation to children and adolescents.

  • How? Interactive online activities about the increasing ‘datafication’ of individuals, main dimensions of rights-based policies to mitigate its negative implications, and the relevance of children’s participation in its process. Activities are co facilitated by youth from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Who? Participants of various ages and levels of experience in these issues. People interested in experimenting with solutions that include young people’s voices in decision-making processes and promote the formalisation of critical digital education policies and practices.

  • Previous partners: Read our blogposts with materials and experiences in MozFest 2021 and RightsCon 2021.


Understanding the Internet. Networks for all

  • What? Promote a greater understanding of the internet and alternatives to connect communities.

  • How? Workshops about the internet governance, human rights online and alternatives to connect communities, such as mesh networks. Hands on and collaborative activities to progress in the design of projects based on alternative network technologies that can solve local problems.

  • Who? Educators and students from all ages from formal and informal sectors.

  • Previous partners: LACNIC 2.0 Leaders programme (2020-2021) for the project Glocal Mesh LAC.


Digital Causes. Human Rights

  • What? To forward a broader understanding of minors’ rights and skills to promote these in digital spaces.

  • How? Webinars about the United Nation’s (UN) Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), critical aspects of it in digital spaces and strategies to redress dominant approaches. The group will progress in the design and implementation of a digital campaign in collaboration between minors’ and adults on a topic of choice within the frame of the project.

  • Who? Educators from formal and informal sectors, children and adolescents.

  • Previous partners: Red Con Causa (2020). Committee of the Rights of the Child Uruguay (CDNUruguay) (2020).

Learn more about the Causas Digitales project and youth group in this blog article.


Digital Education. Community Frameworks

  • What? Develop educational frameworks tailored to the context of specific communities and co-create strategies for these to effectively incorporate it.

  • How? Conducting literature reviews and local background analysis. Enabling spaces for dialogue with community members to collaborate in the full cycle of the framework’s development.

  • Who? For national, local or specific organisations representative of various sectors (i.e. education, civil society or tech).

  • Previous partners: Technology University of Uruguay (UTEC) (2019-2020).

Resources

Internet governance

Data governance

Understanding the web

Community empowerment

Accessibility and inclusion

Contact

If you are interested:

  • in establishing collaborations with JAAKLAC

  • obtaining more information about the initiative

  • learning more about a particular project

Write to: jallalla [at] jaaklac [dot] org.

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Blog

Here is JAAKLAC’s Blog in which we share our different outlooks on various topics of interest.