Project Title: Digital Literacy and Internet Freedoms in Georgia
Project Funded: The American Bar Association (through its Fund for Justice and Education supported by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)
Sub-award Number: S-LMAQM-16-GR-1095
Project Budget: USD 7,999
Project Duration: September 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Project Goals and Objectives
The general goal of the project is to strengthen Internet freedoms and digital literacy in Georgia.
To this end, the major objectives of the project are:
- Fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue and discussion on issues of Internet freedoms in Georgia.
- Enhancing digital literacy in Georgian through raising public awareness about the ways and tools for online security.
- Communicating the proposed legislative changes to different stakeholders.
The primary beneficiaries are Internet users, civil society and public institutions. Media and the private sector will also benefit from the project.
1. Participate in IGF panel about Internet freedoms
In order to foster multi-stakeholder dialogue and discussion on issues of Internet freedoms in Georgia, the project team will use the local Internet Governance Forum that is planned to be held in September, 2017.
2. Prepare guidebooks
Another important activity of the project is to prepare practical, informative, interactive and comprehensive guidebooks about Internet freedoms and tools for digital security.
3. Prepare quizzes
In order to further increase outreach of the project and its products, two quizzes about digital security tips and opportunities will be prepared and promoted. With the help of these quizzes, Internet users can check their awareness about and use of security tools and mechanisms.
4. Communicate the proposed legislative changes to different stakeholders
In order to advocate the elaborated legislative changes in the Regulation in respect to the Provision of Services and Protection of Consumer Rights in the Sphere of Electronic Communications, the project team will continue communication with all relevant stakeholders.
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