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Wednesday, May 16 • 12:00 - 13:15
Digital Rights for the Persecuted Refugees: Can there be a Global Support Framework?

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The primary objective of this session is to highlight the plight of the forcefully displaced population and refugees globally through the lenses of Digital Inclusion and Freedom on the Internet. The goal is to come up with a proposal/a working plan for establishing a global framework to ensure equitable Digital Access for any refugee population. This session will focus on the challenges the Rohingya and Syrian refugee population are facing. 

Moderators
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Faheem Hussain

Faculty, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Faheem Hussain is a Digital Rights activist from Bangladesh, currently teaching in the School for the Future of Innovation in the Society (SFIS). His research interests encompass Digital Rights for Refugees, Digital Afterlife, and Women’s Empowerment using ICT. He holds a PhD in... Read More →

Speakers
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Hyra Basit

Digital Rights Foundation
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Dragana Kaurin

Executive Director, Localization Lab
Dragana is a human rights researcher and ethnographer based in New York, and writes about refugees, forced migration, civic tech innovation, and digital security. She is the founder and director of Localization Lab, an organization that provides localization support and user feedback... Read More →
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Iffat Nawaz

Head of External Relations, BRAC
My career is deeply rooted in humanitarian and development aid. Most recently, I have served the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh as the Head of External Relations for BRAC. I piloted a project for World Food Program and the Emergency Telecom cluster on Services... Read More →
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Dina Sabie

PhD student / Research Assistant, University of Toronto
I am a PhD student and a graduate research assistant at the University of Toronto. I received a H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 2011 double majoring in Architectural Studies (Design) and Computer Science. I completed my Professional Master of Architecture in 2015 at the... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00 - 13:15
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Attendees (90)