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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
Observing tech in Elections

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The idea is to share experiences on what tech based electoral observation constitutes. KICTANet deployed an observer mission whose sole task was to observe technology deployment in Kenya’s recent election as well as the repeat Presidential election. This session will focus on gaps, and lessons learnt in particular for countries that will be holding general election, as well as using technology in the next two years. Technology is dynamic and will continue to evolve with time. However, there are key lessons that need to be shared in order to influence efficient technological deployment in general elections. This is important for agencies conducting elections as well as organisations in particular civil society ones, that wish to deploy own observer missions.

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Grace Githaiga

Director, Kenya, Kictanet
Grace Githaiga is the Co-Convenor of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation (www.kictanet.or.ke). She has recently joined the Ushahidi board and also sit on advisory committees of several ICT related organisations. Her areas of interests are in ICT policy research and analysis... Read More →

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David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. 
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Sarah Moulton

Senior Technology Innovation Analyst, National Democratic Institute

Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT