I. To network and connect nascent and established elements within the Iranian diaspora communities
II. To advocate for human rights, justice reform, the rule of law, and democratic principles
III. To inform, mobilize, and empower leaders and organizations actively engaged in civic activities
IV. To enhance cultures of accountability, transparency, and civic responsibility through impact-driven actions
V. To develop tools, capacities, and communities to address complex environmental, social, and governance issues
VI. To protect freedom of association, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and independent media
Diwan helps Iranian diaspora achieve these objectives by providing a platform for individuals and organizations to connect and network with one another. Diwan platforms advocate for human rights, justice reform, the rule of law, and democratic principles and inform and mobilize leaders and organizations engaged in civic activities.
Diwan improves cultures of accountability, transparency, and civic responsibility by implementing impact-driven actions, such as using digital tools and technologies to increase transparency and accountability in the decision-making processes. Diwan also builds tools, capacities, and communities to address complex environmental, social, and governance issues through its work on digital public goods and lifelong learning opportunities.
Furthermore, Diwan safeguards freedom of association, freedom of information, freedom of speech, and independent media by creating a decentralized and inclusive platform for individuals and organizations to share information and ideas freely without fear of censorship or repression. Diwan use its network platforms to support independent media and journalists and to promote freedom of speech and freedom of information. By providing a space for individuals and organizations to connect, learn, and share information, Diwan is helping to create a more informed, engaged, and democratic global community.
Diwan has several mechanisms to accomplish its goals, including:
Providing lifelong learning opportunities: high-quality, flexible, and affordable learning opportunities throughout life. Diwan utilizes various digital tools and platforms, such as online courses and e-learning materials, to make learning accessible to a wide range of individuals, regardless of their location or background.
Building digital public goods: such as open-source software, research, and knowledge, that can be used and shared by individuals and organizations worldwide. Diwan utilizes participatory funding mechanisms like Quadratic Funding to fund and build open systems. Diwan uses open-source software licenses to ensure they are freely available for use, modification, and distribution.
Promoting digital democracy: encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in the governance processes. Diwan utilizes digital tools to ensure that decisions are made in a transparent and accountable manner and that the interests of all stakeholders are taken into account.
Fostering community development: encouraging members to share their knowledge, resources, and experiences. Diwan utilizes digital tools and platforms, such as social media and online forums, to create a space where individuals and organizations can come together to learn, collaborate, and connect with one another.
Diwan’s approach is based on experimentation, learning and continuous improvement; it’s not a static model but an adaptive one that could change according to the community’s needs. Diwan’s goal is to empower individuals and organizations to take control of their own learning and development and to build digital public goods that can be used and shared by anyone, anywhere. Diwan is helping to create a more educated, connected, and empowered global community by providing lifelong learning opportunities and building digital public goods.
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