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#Road2IGF: Data, Sovereignty, Democracy – a Global South Perspective

25 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm

How do we ensure people and democracies are informed and empowered through data driven systems such as AI rather than exploited and undermined? What infrastructures and data protection policies do we need?

On November 25, the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) and the United Nations Association of Germany are hosting the warm up event #Road2IGF: Data, Sovereignty, Democracy – A Global South Perspective in the context of the Internet Governance Forum taking place in Berlin from the 25th till the 29th of November.

We aim to explore these questions at the #Road2IGF event with four political analysts and civil society representatives:

Nanjala Nyabola will kick off the event with a keynote on digital identity. Following, Sreekanth Mukku will present research findings on the effects of data protection laws on national AI strategies in India and Germany. Both of them will join Linda Bonyo, and Kudzai Mubaiwa in a panel discussion outlining projects and initiatives working for data sovereignty in the global south. Together these experts will shed light on questions concerning digital development, data and internet regulation and they will debate how to ensure individual data sovereignty and how to ensure the use of data for development and public good.

Registration: Please register via https://dgvn.de/aktivitaeten/19-11-25-road2igf/

By hosting this event we aim to support the participation and amplify the positions of civil society representatives from the global south at this year’s IGF.

18:00 Welcome by Miriam Mona Müller, Board UNA Germany and Geraldine de Bastion, Global Innovation Gathering e.V.
18:05 Keynote on Digital Identitiy, Nanjala Nyabola
18:25 Short presentation of research findings from Sreekanth Mukku, Konnektiv on the effects of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in developing countries
18:35 Panel discussion with Linda Bonyo, Kudzai Mubaiwa and Nanjala Nyabola.
Moderator: Lorena Jaume-Palasí, The Ethical Tech Society
19:30 Networking

MotionLab Berlin, Bouchéstr. 12 / Hall 20, 12435 Berlin (see here for the route to MotionLab)

Please register via the online form



MotionLab Berlin, Bouchéstr. 12 / Hall 20, 12435 Berlin


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