Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
DOT is an international social enterprise, headquartered in Canada and launched in 2001, built on a vision
of an impactful model -- to bring together private, public, and civil sectors to support youth and women to become
changemakers -- impacting their communities with digital skills, life skills, and entrepreneurship training.
Fifteen years on, with offices in 9 countries and operations in 25, DOT has worked with 6,000 youth and over
1,000 private sector staff to transform the lives of more than a million people – a model that we are currently
transforming into a movement of daring young social innovators.
DOT is a long-standing strategic implementation partner of IBM and has helped set IBM’s corporate responsibilities
programs as the global standard for global corporate community development. DOT’s partnership with IBM as a Corporate
Service Corps (CSC) NGO Implementation Partner commenced in Turkey in 2009 and has since expanded to encompass
17 countries: Angola, Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Rwanda,
Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey & the United Arab Emirates. DOT is also IBM’s implementing partner for
their Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC) program in Chile, China, Ghana, Kenya, Peru & Mexico and the Health Corps
(HC) program in Panama.
DOT’s local expertise and networks in Africa, Latin America, and Europe; are leveraged in targeting communities
and creating innovative, high-impact, and meaningful IBM-CSC deployments that address local socio-economic priorities.
Under DOT’s guidance, CSC programs have been designed to support National and Regional Development Plans and
emphasize the potential of technology to drive social and economic transformation. IBM leaders have provided
pro-bono strategic advice to decision-makers in projects that operate at the intersection of technology, business,
For more information, please visit the following links
www.dotrust.org and https://www.dotrust.org/our-work/partnerships/