Neil Blazevic is a technologist working with civil society in East Africa since 2008. He established the technology program at DefendDefenders, a Uganda-based human rights defender protection and support organisation. Through this program he has designed and delivered programs to offer digital security education and support and to foster a vibrant community of digital security practitioners in the region. Neil is a co-founder of the women’s digital safety fellowship and is a board member of He holds an MA in International Development Studies from York University as well as CompTIA S+, ITIL Foundation, PMI-ACP certifications and is studying for his CISSP. Ping him to talk about tech, books, meditation, parenting, running, and life! Occasional tweets from @neilblazevic.