Digital Security Training Curriculum

The Defenders Protection Initiative (DPI) and Design without Borders (DwB) developed a unified and contextualized Digital Security Training Curriculum for Ugandan Human Rights Defenders.

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The lack of a standard contextual digital security curriculum for Ugandan human rights defenders has contributed to the poor adoption of secure digital security attitudes, practices and aptitudes. In addition to this, digital security training in Uganda is not taught in formal institutions, resulting in different trainers sourcing and delivering content with different approaches.

The Digital Security Training Curriculum project was born as a solution to these challenges faced by human rights defenders in Uganda as they try to adopt ICT solutions and constantly need digital security training in order to fight the risk of cyber-attack. Addressing this gap, the Defenders Protection Initiative (DPI) and Design without Borders (DwB) have used a co-creation methodology to develop an inclusive, unified and contextualized Digital Security Training Curriculum that can be adopted by trainers countrywide.

The resulting training curriculum can be accessed through the online learning platform: https://digitalsecurity.ug/curriculum/ - which provides an opportunity for trainers to review individual modules as well as providing feedback on them.

You can also download the full digital security training curriculum (as PDF).