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Thursday, May 17 • 14:30 - 15:45
Hacking Civic Innovation: Inclusion Edition

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Over the past year, and since the last RightsCon, new opportunities for civic participation have been abound. "Civic tech" has been everywhere. Apps have been built, data visualized, and hackathons held. In many communities, the presence of these technologies has allowed democratic processes to leapfrog over traditional methods and go straight to our vision of 2018 civic participation.

Our question is, what are the different needs for making these functions truly inclusive? How can we both promote such civic innovation by marginalized communities, but also make mainstream digital civic platforms inclusive, accessible, and representative of all? If we can't do this, what is the actual value of these platforms?

Expect to walk away from this session knowing more about how others have worked to mitigate participation barriers through their work, as well as a range of lessons about how YOU, as a member of civil society, can contribute to broader digital inclusion, and how to channel your inner creativity for inclusion.

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Steve DiPangrazio

ICT4D Specialist, Save the Children
Find him on Twitter @stevedipan Let's talk about: - Safe and inclusive innovation- Augmented/Virtual/Extended Reality- Youth and the Internet- Whatever interests you!

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Renata Avila

Senior Digital Rights Advisor, World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Renata Avila, (Guatemalan), is an international Human Rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights, and better understand the politics of data and their implications on trade, democracy and society. She is a 2020 Stanford... Read More →
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Abella Bateyunga

Founder, Tanzania Bora Initiative
Ms. Abella Bateyunga is a social entrepreneur with more than 13 years of experience engaging young men and women though Governance, media, ICT and innovation and the arts. She is a founder of Tanzania Bora Initiatives www.tanzaniabora.org, an initiative that engage and inspire... Read More →
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Zahra Ebrahim

Co-Lead, Doblin
Zahra is a public interest designer, engaging diverse sets of stakeholders to use human-centred and participatory approaches to address complex organizational and sectoral challenges, largely focused on public sector and urban innovation. For over a decade, she has built and led organizations... Read More →
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Julio Herrera

Director Ejecutivo, Red Ciudadana
Fundador de la Asociación Civil Red Ciudadana, organización que promueve la participación ciudadana, transparencia y rendición de cuentas, participando en esfuerzos en Gobierno Abierto, Parlamento abierto, Justicia Abierta y datos abiertos. Fellow OEA de Gobierno Abierto en las... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT