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Deep Social Networks FORUM-Asia and SEARCH Social Media TA Team

Four Directions International

and the Digital Fourth Way Four Worlds International Institute
Age Sensitive Context
Country Median Age Populations Under 14
Cambodia 22.1 32.4%
Laos 19.3 40.8%
Indonesia 27.6 28.1%
Philippines 22.5 35.4%
Thailand 33.3 20.8%
Timor Leste 21.8 34.7%
Vietnam 27.4 24.9%
Mainstream Canada 40.4 16.1%
Inuit Canada 20.0 39.0%
First Nations Canada 25.0 35.9%
Métis Canada 27.0 35.1%
The Digital Future

• There are three billion people

under 25 on this planet…
• 61% live in Asia.
What is a Deep Social Network(DSN)?
• Private or public spaces for engaging each
other to work on concerns that really matter.
• Social networks connect our computers…
• Deep Social Networks connect our heads, our
hearts, our hands and our collective future.
• Applies a principle-centered, culturally
respectful approach for creating positive
change, while walking a respectful path.
What is the Digital Fourth Way?
• A culturally respectful, principle-centered
digital “community operating system” that
transcends assimilation, resignation, and
• A way for creating and amplifying digital
communities, organizations, enterprises,
alliances, and nations that heal broken trusts
and build unity and common purpose.
Why Create Deep Social Networks?
• Building and Strengthening Relationships
• Producing Results
• Amplifying Communities, Organizations,
Networks, Alliances and Nations
• Organizing and Implementing Lasting Change
• Cultural Respect, Growth and Protection
• New Economic Models and Relationships
Our SEARCH Initiative

Developing Deep Social Networks and

Participatory Media for Actualizing
Human Rights, Child Protection, and
Democratic Participation.
Emerging Deep Social Networks
• Four Worlds International Institute
• Digital Youth Council
• Colorful Ethnic Youth
• Rongmei Naga
• Child Rights in Practice
• Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in South East Asia
• Aboriginal Leadership Development Initiative (Private)
Design Framework
Youth Empowering Youth

Cordillera, Philippines
November, 2009
Collaborating Institutions and NGOs
November 2009, Cordillera, Philippines:
• Students of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC)
• Student Representatives of MPSPC Tadian Campus
• MPSPC Bontoc Campus Supreme Court Council
• Mountain Province Youth Alliance
• Montañosa Research & Development Center
• Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) Mountain Province Chapter
• Ap-apaway Bontoc Campus Student Newspaper
• Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines
• Catholic Vicariate of Bontoc Lagawe
• Natonin-Paracelis Student Organization
• Sta. Rita Parish of Bontoc
• Media Center of Mountain Province
Three Major Workshop Goals
1. Provide Skills for Enhancing Networks to
Promote, Protect, and Advance Human Rights,
Cultures and Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples
2. Train Participants on an Open Platform Utilizing
Social Media, Peer to Peer Relationships, Self-
Organizing Groups and Large-Scale
3. Produce a Three Minute Video on a Human
Rights Issue Facing their Community
Youth Empowering Youth
•Why is so important that we as young people work together?
•What kind of role do you want to play in your community?
•When young people are given a voice, we can do anything!

Check out these music videos on Civil Rights and United Youth!
Together Participants Learn…
• To Use Participatory and Social Media
• The Differences between Social Networks and Deep
Social Networks
• To Create a Human Rights Focused Deep Social
Network Connecting Your Communities and NGO’s
• To Use the Network to Spread Human Rights
Awareness and Protect Children in Your Community
• To Communicate with other Indigenous/Minority Youth
Around the World
• The Knowledge and Skills Necessary to Sustain and
Grow Deep Social Networks for Actualizing Change
Expressing Our Cultures
Through Social Media

• Express Yourself and

Your Cultures!

• Using Photos, Blogs,

Videos, Music, and Art
Specific Skills Participants Learn
• To Upload Photos and Videos
• To Use Our Emails Professionally and Effectively
• To Send Friends Links of Interesting Websites
• To Use the Latest Social Networking Platforms
• To Utilize Blogs to Get Your Voices Heard
• To Discover Important Events or NGO’s
• To Stay Informed and Connected
• The Many Different Benefits of Social Networks
Social Media Examples
• Colorful Ethnic Youth Documentary
Chiengmai, Thailand
• Tel.A.Vision Created by Mercy Centre HIV
Students in Bangkok, Thailand
• Moken Youth, Short Film
• Igorot Video Blog
Examples of DSN’s from Our Workshop
• eSadanga – Sadanga Community Social Network
• UGFO Nation MPSPC Bontoc Campus
• USKILA MPSPC Tadian Campus
• Indigenous People Mover MPSPC Bontoc
• Information Technology MPSPC Bopnton
Tools to Remotely Support DSN’s
This part of the training program works towards maintaining
sustainable and balanced Deep Social Networks.

• Skype
• GoToMeeting
• Google Documents
• MeetMeNow
• Email
• Chat
• Chicky
Tools to Measure DSN’s
• Google Analytics provides a multi-dimensional
analysis of each Deep Social Network for day
to day monitoring, evaluation, and
• The Google Analytics world map feature
allows the network creators to view all of the
countries their members come from.
Our Approach to Making Change
• Digital Literacy (IC3) +
• Social and Community Media +
• Deep Social Networks and the Digital 4th Way =
• Contributing To A Just, Sustainable and
Harmonious World
2010 Work Plan Goals (1 of 5)
• Create youth, ethnic minorities and
Indigenous Peoples focal point at the ASEAN
Peoples' Centre
• Create a regional youth digital network that
includes ethnic minorities and Indigenous
young people
2010 Work Plan Goals (2 of 5)
• Support the Task Force on Indigenous Peoples
• Support the sustainability of the ASEAN Child
Rights Forum within SAPA that includes a focus
on ethnic minorities and Indigenous Peoples
• Develop Child Rights training and protection
tools that include ethnic minorities and
Indigenous Peoples issues in partnership with
CPP (Child Protection Partnership)
2010 Work Plan Goals (3 of 5)
• Design, develop, and launch 30 Deep Social
Networks (DSNs) for promoting human rights,
child protection, and democratic participation
• Develop digital technology capacity to include
ethnic minorities and Indigenous People’s
perspectives into the ASEAN advocacy
2010 Work Plan Goals (4 of 5)
• Create a minimum of 10 DSN Technical Assistance
teams for maintaining, deepening and expanding
DSN’s throughout Thailand, Mekong Delta, the
Philippines, and Indonesia
• Support Mountain Province State Polytechnic College
(MPSPC) institutionalize Indigenous development
programming that supports Indigenous Rights, Child
Protection, and Democratic Participation
2010 Work Plan Goals (5 of 5)
• Support the continued funding of ethnic
minorities and Indigenous Peoples issues and
development in South East Asia including the
support of other NGO’s and the Governments
of the the Netherlands and the USA