Making the internet work for justice.
IBO envisions making justice
accessible and achievable
for all in the real world
through the trusted use of the Internet based on human dignity and climate justice.
Our mission is to overcome systemic oppression. We are filling the lack of a harmonized rule of law on the internet by building projects that align with information communications technology for development (ICT4D) that support a culture of human dignity, global citizenship, and trust. Our actions on the ground are led by the youth we serve.
Five values sustain our work and organizational culture.
Connectedness: We embrace diversity and intersectionality in all forms. Creativity: We encourage innovative thinking at every opportunity. Future-oriented: We invest in youth, especially those who have been marginalized, who take action today for fulfilling tomorrow’s promise. Radical Listening: We dismantle filters to implement solutions found by those we serve. Quality of Service: We commit ourselves to spare no effort in effecting transformational change.
Our approach is centered on our theory of change. The change model shown below shows how we move from building
relationships to effecting real improvements in people’s lives. Our progress is measured through performance metrics defined by
the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This model informs our decisions while ensuring continuous
accountability, learning, and improvement.
We are proud supporters of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We work on projects that encompass
all 17 goals, however, three key goals are particularly important to us.
SDG 1: No Poverty
We aim to specifically increase the proportion in Indicator 1.4.1 through our Bee1World Cameroon Initiative and demonstrate our impact towards advancing this indicator through our PeaceTones, Invisibles, and Tech for Justice® hackathons.
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
We aim to elevate the voices of all, especially those previously excluded. They interact with us in various contexts from developing solutions at our Tech for Justice hackathons, lead and collaborate with initiatives like The Tubman Project, The Invisibles, PeaceTones and Global Futurist Initiative which all helped to shape our frameworks and make key decisions for our projects that use them.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
We aim to help provide identity for all through our work with the Invisibles because while the starting point for this effort sometimes confuses legal identities with citizenship in a given territory, new forms of distributed technology do not require that the state issue identity credentials.
15 YEARS OF IMPACT
For over 15 years, IBO has been at the forefront of innovation in solving the world’s biggest governance problems
and raising up the young leaders willing to express truth to justice.