About

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


Children’s privacy and data protection: Their rights, our future. 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 human experience, rights-based policies to mitigate its negative implications, and children’s participation. 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: MozFest 2021 and RightsCon 2021. More details in this blogpost


Latinx Data Detox Campaign

We launched the campaign so that more youth in the Latin American and Caribbean community can learn about and build the digital ecosystem they dream of for their communities.

Between Monday 12 and Friday 16 April, a group of young people from Causas Digitales explained step by step how to control your privacy, secure your personal data through settings, change the default settings of your mobile phone to improve your well-being, and much more.

The project was coordinated between Digital Causes and JAAKLAC initiative with the support of Tactical Tech to carry out the campaign by adapting their Data Detox Kit (DDK).

Let’s activate the Latinx Data Detox!


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@jaaklac.org.

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Blog

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