DCL is an initiative to promote Cameroon laws and give citizens the possibility to criticize and make suggestions to improve them and as such, we will be addressing the needs of: Demystification and vulgarization of laws, Community involvement in developing and enforcing laws. Our web platform could be used to Monitor the popularity/unpopularity of laws, get alerts of the challenges faced in the implementing laws and legal e-consulting.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
We will be working with university students and representatives of civil society organizations in the domain of Human Rights and other social sectors. These are youths between the ages of 17 and 30 with affiliations in campus clubs. The students and organizations involved are regular victims of laws with discriminative or homophobic characters. They lack a good knowledge of ICTs and an online presence.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Our vision is to develop a database of content from citizens as participation in the development, implementation and reinforcement of laws in Cameroon
Media output involves:
* Critics on laws and suggestions to ameliorate them from the youths
both in text and video formats,
* Human Rights alerts and complaints from citizens,
* Publication of laws,
* Debates from the universities and the press on law issues.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Any Meeting /skype apps for remote participation and video projection of PowerPoint Slides
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We implemented the following projects in the same community:
Techno-Holidays: To prepare youths for the digital age. More than 1000 students were trained in universities on ICTs (http://www.ivission.net/Techno_Holidays.htm )
Netsquared Cameroon: We created networks in universities in partnership with Netsquared/Techsoup Global USA (www.meetup.com/ivissionbuea, www.meetup.com/ivission ) Youths use these networks to list and sort out challenges.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
We will train 250 participants including:
•50 representatives from civil society organization working on issues related to the law and Human rights,
•200 university students studying in different fields.
Our web platform will serve the purpose of communication and sustainability. Human Rights organizations will take the relay to further investigate alerts, and special prices will be offered for best publications every month as incentive.
Asama Abel Excel