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

Date: 25.11.2019

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Entrance: 17:40

Location: Berlin

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 and an African Perspective in the context of the Internet Governance Forum taking place in Berlin 25th-29th November.

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

The event will include a keynote from Nanjala Nyabola on digital identity, a presentation of research findings from Sreekanth Mukku on the effects of data protection laws on national AI strategies in India and Germany as well as a panel discussion outlining projects and initiatives working for data sovereignty in the global south including Linda Bonyo, and Kudzai Mubaiwa. 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.

Please register via the online form.

By hosting this event we aim to support to the participation and amplify the positions of civil society representatives from the global south at this year’s IGF. Konnektiv supports the work of the Global Innovation Gathering. Both organizations are partners and share the mission to make development cooperation more open and innovative.