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Call for Applications: Ttaala Digital Skills Building Workshop

DefendDefenders calls for applications from Uganda based human rights organisations to the Ttaala Digital Skills building Workshop 2022.  

Ttaala is a comprehensive skills-building project for human rights defenders (HRDs), illuminating the world of digital tools and strategies.  

The organisations taking part in the workshop will access on-site technical assistance, continuous virtual support, and access to a network of creative mentors over a period of four days. 

This unique opportunity brings together human rights organisations from across Uganda for intensive training and networking on how to strategically employ digital tools across the spectrum of data management, content development, digital security, and running live online campaigns and/or digital platforms.  

Ttaala is about lasting impact through organisational change. Participants and their organisations must be willing to learn in a fast-paced programme and should have the capacity and commitment to maximize their benefit from the programme. 

 Applicants ought to:  

  • Apply on behalf of a human rights organisation based in Uganda, which is actively engaged in defending human rights. 
  • Have an existing digital project or idea they wish to bring into the workshop. 
  • Have the internal technical capacity and relevant personnel committed to the workshop. 
  • Have a need for data-driven campaigns and advocacy outcomes. 
  • Have full organisational support for staff participation; and  
  • Have an open mind to learn and experiment with new digital tools and concepts.  


  1. Participants will be able to take part in the workshop over a period of four days, with a curriculum co-developed by all participating organisations together with DefendDefenders, to ensure that learning is tailored to the needs of the group.   
  2. The organisations will define and work on their own project throughout the course of participating in the workshop and receive support and mentorship in realising their project vision. 
  3. Participants will also become a member of our alumni network, including access to mentors, creatives, a mailing list, e-learning opportunities, and priority in subsequent events.  
  4. All costs related to enabling participation in the online workshop will be covered by DefendDefenders.   


Selection into the Workshops is highly competitive. We encourage you to apply early and put your best foot forward.  

 Phase 1: Fill out this application form by 24 January 2022.  

 Phase 2: Interviews. 

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.   

Phase 3: Preparation for the Workshop. 

If you are selected to attend the workshops, you must complete two online assignments that will be assigned by Ttaala, and send your certificates of completion.  

The workshop will take place from the 7 February- 10 February 2022 unless otherwise communicated. 

Women-led and minority-focused organisations are strongly encouraged to apply. For any inquiries, please contact [email protected]. 

 The Ttaala Digital Skills Workshop is generously supported by the Dutch Embassy in Uganda.