These community organizers will be running audience-specific open leadership programs in 2020

We are thrilled to announce the organizers participating in Open Leaders X (OLˣ). This cohort will receive movement-building training and work closely with Mozilla staff and fellows to design new open leadership programs for their communities.

OLˣ aims to catalyze multiple community-run Open Leaders programs with diverse audiences to serve as entry-points into the internet health movement.

OLˣ participants

This cohort spans from Lagos to London with programs ranging from Healthier AI to Accessible Online Security. We are pleased to share the 10 groups joining the next phase of Open Leaders.

Join me as we welcome this group fueling the Internet Health movement!

See the full list on our website


Applications for Mozilla’s OLˣ program are now open! We’re seeking leaders who are ready to organize a local or discipline-specific Open Leaders program in 2020.

Mozilla Open leaders is a mentorship-based, cohort-focused leadership training program that raised up over 500 leaders over 3.5 years. Past Open Leaders graduates have developed a toolkit for civic tech, convened inclusive communities of emerging open source developers in India, built an open community of science communicators, created open tools to tackle bias in AI, and much, much more. …


By Di Luong | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Image courtesy of Veronica Portugal Chaves

Paideia Civica is creating awareness about the linkages between corruption and gender equality, specifically women and girls, through openness and storytelling.

I interviewed Veronica Portugal Chaves to learn more about Paideia Civica and The Women Against Corruption Project and how you can contribute to the work.


By Faith Zuma | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Babatunde Okunoye is Research lead at Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise working on digital inclusion and rights in Africa.

I interviewed Babatunde Okunoye to learn more about Digital Rights in Africa how you can contribute to the work.


By Esther Mwema | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Pictured: Saloni Garg

Saloni Garg started the project MozForce during Mozilla Open Leaders Program 2019. She is the winner of International Women In Open Source Award by Red Hat, and a recipient of Google Venkat Scholarship 2018. Academically, she is an undergraduate studying Computer Science and is in her final year at The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur. Find her on Twitter, LinkedIn and Medium

I interviewed Saloni Garg to learn more about MozForce and how you can contribute to their work.


By Bérénice Batut | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Anne is an experienced Research Software Engineer dedicated to supporting climate researchers in the Nordic countries towards the adoption of Open Science best practices. Anne’s interest in learning to share and implement community driven project led her to start the NordicESMHub project that was selected in the last round of Mozilla Open Leaders.

I interviewed Anne Fouilloux to learn more about NordicESMhub and how you can contribute to the work.


By Sarah Melton | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Photo courtesy of Nick Kaufmann

Civic Archipelago is an open educational platform and toolkit for civic tech skills building. I interviewed Nick Kaufmann (@nickkauf) and Chris Bond (@chrisjamesbond) to learn more about Civic Archipelago and how you can contribute to the work.


By Esther Mwema | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

The Global Repository for Internet Studies (GRIS) is a global non-profit and an independent research platform dedicated to fostering an inclusive debate around issues involving Internet usage and health, connectivity, and technology, especially internet policies, while putting users in control of their online experience.


By Gracielle Higino | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Image courtesy of Pablo and Rodrigo

Imagine to have access to works of art while walking home when every art gallery in your city is closed. Imagine being able to know the illustrations of an artist that you would probably never see, just pointing your cellphone to a marker glued on your bus stop. Cool, isn’t it? This is how Jandig wants to democratize the access to artworks, and give us a chance to “customize” our cities with their markers that work as windows to digital art.

I interviewed Pablo (@pablodiegosds) and Rodrigo (@sayadiguin) to learn more about Jandig and how you can contribute to their…


By Grant R. Vousden-Dishington | A spotlight on a Sprint for Internet Health project

Graphic by Disa Kauk

Recent media reports and investigations are replete with examples of artificial intelligence (AI) being misused to the detriment of vulnerable populations of users, but few pieces exist that examine the current or potential impacts of AI internationally. The promises and threats of advanced machine decision-making are so great that official policies on how AI should be handled, developed, and deployed are becoming common topics of discussion, beyond the tech hubs of the world where much of research takes place. …

Mozilla Open Leaders

A cohort of Open Leaders fueling the #internethealth movement through mentorship & training on working open. Work Open, Lead Open #WOLO mzl.la/openleaders

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