- Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Canada
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a Canadianbased international social enterprise. The DOT model champions a youth-led solution to the limited number of economic opportunities available to young people - particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and SubSaharan Africa. DOT asserts that change can be delivered at scale through mobilizing the talent, energy and 'tech-savvy' creativity of young people. DOT identifies and recruits young community leaders and builds their employability through digital skills development and tangible work experience that contributes to the economic development of their home communities. DOT then connects youth leaders to an online global community of peers and DOT alumni, providing sustained opportunity for professional network development and economic opportunities. The result is a network of hundreds of thousands of selfconfident and resilient young people who can sustainably expand economic opportunities as life-long le arners and innovators in the use of technology. The DOT model is supported by a robust ecosystem of private, public, education and community stakeholders in each of its 14 countries of operation -contributing to model scale and sustainability.