Kaleidos Research conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Digital Defender Partnership, a programme aiming to increase safety for cyber activists under attack. The evaluation was commissioned by Hivos, that implements the programme. The mid-term evaluation assessed the effects of DDPs approach on critical internet users and the digital emergency response ecosystem as executed from the start of the programme in 2012 until now.
The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) was established by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) in 2012. The programme provides support, expert advice and funding to critical internet users. In addition, DDP supports the capacity of the digital emergency response eco-system by investing in key responders who provide services to critical internet users.