Yemen Safer Internet Day Committee
About our SID activities
It all began in 2015 when the internet was a threat of being disconnected all over the country, we sensed the value of being online for non-profits, activists, and students, Therefore, we established YNEXT, our first project that performed as an intervention project during conflicts.
When internet disconnection did not become the biggest threat, our project had to shift and add to its path, and we became more of development through technology and internet governance defenders. At the time YNEXT continued to operate, we added programmes that promote cybersecurity, ICT entrepreneurship and women in tech projects.
During our time of operation, we helped more than 29,000 people to access the internet, trained more than 1,320 individuals to stay safe on the internet, equipped 100 girls with sufficient tools to become productive online, and created an environment for more than 50 startups to thrive.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
Our ambition is to provide activists, non-profits and individuals in Yemen with global-like internet experience. Hence, we at YODET are always found at the front line of creating and defending secure, reliable and open internet access in Yemen.
We stand by:
- Cyber security and privacy
- Open and reliable access to the internet
- Youth and women empowerment
- Kids digital safety.
YODET helps Yemeni individuals, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and cause-driven groups access world information resources safely and powerfully. To do so, it secures groups and organisations with reliable exchange technology channels and equips individuals and entrepreneurs with the skills of the digital era.
The projects supported and brought together by YODET are not only about technology, but they are also about empowering the environment for individuals, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and cause-driven groups to get the most of the digital world in more participatory, inclusive, and effective ways.