IT for Change at UN Internet Governance

IT for Change will have a diverse lineup of panel discussions, workshops, and more at this year's UN IGF. The discussions will be focused on a wide range of digital justice issues from digital policy to women's right to online participation.

When?

  • between 6-10 December 2021.

Where?

  • Register for IGF here, then go to the individual session links provided in this email and click “Add this session to my Scheduleto¬†get your unique Zoom link for the session. Or, you can visit the IGF YouTube page,¬†where open sessions will be streamed live.

IGF is a global multistakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. IT for Change will have a diverse selection of panels at this year’s UN IGF.

Sessions

  • Digital Policy Making from Below: Ask the Impacted Sectors First – Pre-event organized by the Just Net Coalition

When: Monday, Dec 6 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Parminder Jeet Singh

  • Digital Cooperation: Quo vadis? – Main Session on Inclusive Internet Governance Ecosystems and Digital Cooperation

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 | 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Anita Gurumurthy

  • Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? – Book launch and award event organized by Brock University

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Anita Gurumurthy

  • Data Justice: What is to be Done? – Workshop organized by Research ICT Africa/University of Cape Town

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 | 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Parminder Jeet Singh

  • Women’s Right to Online Participation: Promise or Pipedream? Open forum organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, IT for Change and InternetLab

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM UTC
Speakers from IT for Change: Nandini Chami, Anita Gurumurthy

  • Syncing AI, Human Rights, & the SDGs: The Impossible Dream? – Workshop by Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Goldsmiths University of London

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 | 3:50 PM – 5:20 PM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Anita Gurumurthy

  • Digital Health Blueprints for a Post-Pandemic World – Workshop organized by People’s Health Movement, Medicus Mundi International – Network Health for All & IT for Change

When: Thursday, Dec 9 | 12:50 PM – 01:50 PM UTC
Speakers from IT for Change: Anita Gurumurthy

  • Fintech: A Sustainable Development Economy of Inclusivity? – Workshop on Economic and Social Inclusion and Human Rights

When: Thursday, Dec 9 | 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM UTC
Speaker from IT for Change: Nandini Chami