The Digital Steps Fellowship supports Syrian organisations or initiatives to gain digital skills that will help increase their impact.

Are you Syrian and working to promote peaceful values and diversity, counter violence, bridge divides, connect Syrians with the world, change how people view Syria, and create sustainable work opportunities? Apply below to receive a 9-month fellowship that helps you develop a concrete initiative that introduces technology and communications more strategically in your work.

In times of adversity, we all become innovators. You have the ideas, we want to help them grow.


Over 9 months, we will work with you on a concrete initiative to design, test and pilot a technology or communications tool or process. We will support you in four ways.

Training. Fellows will come together for a joint, week-long training course on participatory methodologies, user-centered design, strategic communications, creative methods and conflict sensitivity.

Mentorship. Each organisation or initiative will be assigned a lead mentor who provides project management support, technical advice and hands-on problem solving. The lead mentors are the glue that hold together the rest of the Fellowship components.

Coaching. Each organisation or initiative will be paired with four coaches who have have skills or experience relevant to their work. Coaches will offer four one-hour calls over the course of the Fellowship to explore questions and share advice.

Financial support. Fellows will receive financial support to cover some of the technical implementation costs of their initiative. The exact funding amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the specific needs of an initiative.

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About Us

The Digital Steps Fellowship is a collaboration between
Build Up and the British Council Syria.

In collaboration with: