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Learning in the open

This post is part of the Green Web Fellowship. Fellows are exploring the intersection of digital rights and climate justice; and are reflecting honestly on what they learn. More about the fellowship and the fellows.

Meet our Green Web Fellows 2024 !

We are more than excited to announce our new Green Web Fellowship cohort 2024. After reviewing nearly 4500 (!) applications, interviewing finalists and consulting the advisory committee, our five new fellows are ready to work on the intersection of digital rights and climate justice for the next six months.

What is the Green Web Fellowship?

The Green Web Fellowship is a funded research program bringing together five individuals who’ll explore aspects of the intersection of digital rights and climate justice. The fellows learn together about what powers control the internet, and what we can do about it. There are three key guiding principles: learning in the open, collaborative ethos and bridging movements

For the fellowship, each fellow designs and delivers a project that solidifies their learning and contributes to their community. Background on the Green Web Fellowship.

Introducing our 2024 fellows

To learn more about the fellows and their projects, follow the links on their names to get to their dedicated profile pages.

Sofija Stefanović (Serbia & United Kingdom) is a researcher and organiser. For her fellowship project, she will build holistic security infrastructure for environmental defenders in Serbia.

Samantha Ndiwalana (South Africa & Netherlands) is a senior sustainability and digital inclusion researcher at the World Benchmarking Alliance. During the fellowship, she will work on the impact of data centers on the lives of the South African people.

Luã Cruz (Amazonas/Brazil) is a researcher and digital rights policy analyst. In the fellowship, he will investigate the socio-environmental justice aspects of connectivity policies in the Amazon.

Andreea Belu (Romania & Belgium) is a digital rights campaigner currently leading the Communications and Campaigns team at EDRi. During the fellowship, Andreea will map techno-solutionist narratives in the context of climate emergency with a specific focus on Europe and Latin America.

Cathy Richards (Costa Rica & USA) is a technologist and community organizer. For the fellowship project, Cathy will investigate the utility, ethics, and security risks of GIS data.

Current cohort

Green Web Fellows 2024


South Africa & Netherlands


Serbia & United Kingdom

Luà Cruz



Romania & Belgium

Cathy Richards

Costa Rica & United States

What happens now?

We kicked off our fellowship program last week, and are ready to dive deeper into the projects and program. For this cohort we put a specific focus on community building.

Our fellows will be sharing their learning and ideas on our blog – that’s a great place to follow their progress.

If you have questions about this program don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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