This year we started an organisational project to improve our digital resilience. We use the term “digital resilience” to refer to a set of practices that enable an organisation to protect itself from — and respond to — digital security threats, to ensure the wellbeing of its people and to adopt infrastructures that respond to ever-changing needs and contexts.
Throughout this project we mapped digital resilience issues that social justice organisations we work with are facing, as well as strategies to approach them. One of the overall findings was that organisations are going through constant change both internally and externally due to factors outside their control. Challenges such as organisational changes, contextual shifts in the region, pandemic effects on human resources and even new tools can result in fundamental shifts to the ways we work internally.
For this reason, The Engine Room will be hosting a Community Call December 8th at 10am ET to create a peer-to-peer space as a way to address this need to share what we’ve learned in the last year. We will be presenting our own learnings from our attempts to adapt to change as well as facilitate a conversation to reflect on challenges and ways to address and adapt to them going forward.
All are welcome! Whether you’re a practitioner, a civil society organisation working with impacted communities, or just keen to learn more, join us at our Community Call. See you on December 8th!
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