APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE OPEN INTERNET FOR DEMOCRACY LEADERS PROGRAM

The Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program – a collaboration between the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) – is an eight-month (June 2019 – January 2020) non-resident leadership program that empowers emerging leaders from across the globe to build their advocacy and organizing skills to protect internet freedom.

Open Internet for Democracy Leaders are a unique cohort of global advocates from civic organizations, media, and the private sector who are passionate about protecting and promoting an open internet. Check out the collective project of last year’s cohort, the Open Internet for Democracy Advocacy Playbook.

The selected applicants will be a part of a larger international network where they can learn from peers and share their work. Open Internet Leaders will receive an honorarium of $1000 USD for completing their required activities, as well as travel and per diem covered for trips to one regional forum/conference and the 2019 Internet Governance Forum to be held in Berlin, Germany, November 25-29, 2019.

This year’s theme focuses on “Network Sovereignty” and the Threat to the Open Internet. Read more about the theme, the selection criteria, and start your application here.