3:19 pm - 4:03 pm
Session 4: New Solutions for tech for democracy and human rights: bringing in global and local voices
This session highlights voices from a range of stakeholders from around the world. Civil society, youth representatives, and other non-state actors from across governance eco-systems will present their experiences and evidence on challenges and opportunities on how to drive a progressive agenda for an open, safe, and inclusive digital world where technology works for democracy and human rights.
The session is jointly facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Focus and will be kicked off by Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, Farida Nabourema, followed by a message from the UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner. Based on a series of roundtables with Southern Voice, a network of +50 think tanks in the Global South, and a scan of the horizon for some of the most promising pro-democracy digital projects taking place today, the session takes the audience on a roundtrip across the globe to present key challenges and approaches on how to make digital technology a vehicle for democracy and human rights.