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Digital Security for Peacebuilders

Digital Security for Peacebuilders
Fred Goddard
October 17 to December 5, 2023 | Tuesday 
3:00 PM – 6:00, Philippine Time [UTC+8]

Course fee: US$475 | PhP26,000 per online course
Discounted Fee: US$450 or PhP24,750 for those who submit their application on or before September 20, 2023.

Digital security is a critical aspect of modern peacebuilding efforts. As more peacebuilders embrace digital tools for communication, coordination, and advocacy, the need to protect sensitive information and ensure secure digital practices becomes paramount. This online course will equip participants with the essential skills to navigate the digital landscape securely, safeguard their data and communications, and mitigate potential threats. The course will combine theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and case studies to foster a comprehensive understanding of digital security best practices for peacebuilders so that the participants may conduct their peacebuilding activities safely in an increasingly connected world.

Peace sign with circuitry around outside

Preferred Participants:

Peacebuilders who are wanting to learn more about digital security. This is an introductory course for peacebuilding practitioners. Ideally, it is for those who are responsible for or frequently using digital tools within their organization.

Additional Requirements:

  • Laptop or tablet preferred
  • Reliable, stable, and hopefully, high-speed internet connection
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Zoom account


Fred Goddard

Fred Goddard is the Technical and Institutional Capacity Building Officer and the Data Protection Officer of the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI). He maintains MPI’s website and social media presence, assists with the technical needs, and oversees the data protection and privacy of the institute and its constituency. In 2022, Fred represented MPI in the Southeast Asia Digital Rights Collaborative under the Association for Progressive Communication, and afterward, Fred led a project exploring digital peacebuilding and digital rights in Mindanao along with MPI alumni and staff.

Fred is a certified Accountability, Compliance, and Ethics (ACE) Level 1 Data Protection Officer by the National Privacy Commission. He has attended trainings, workshops and conferences related to digital rights and digital security with the Foundation for Media Alternatives, Access Now, and Engage Media, among others.