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  • #Road2IGF: Data, Sovereignty, Democracy and a Global South Perspective

    On November 25, 2019 the IGF’s warm up event #Road2IGF: Data, Sovereignty, Democracy and an African Perspective was hosted by the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) and the United Nations Association of Germany.

    The event covered questions ranging from “How do we ensure people and democracies are informed and empowered through data driven systems rather than exploited and undermined?” to “What infrastructures and data protection policies do we need?”

    The event aimed at giving a bigger platform to civil society representatives from the global south at this year’s IGF. Therefore, the event was also supported by Konnektiv, which often collaborates with GIG due to the shared mission of making development cooperation more open and more innovative…