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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.

Moderators
avatar for Steve DiPangrazio

Steve DiPangrazio

Digital Democracy Specialist, IRI
Steve DiPangrazio is an international development professional who has spent this first quarter of his career working on youth empowerment, civic engagement, and technology-related projects across the world. Steve’s role is currently as the global Digital Democracy Specialist for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

Senior Digital Rights Advisor, World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Renata Avila, Guatemalan, is an international lawyer and digital rights advocate. Specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology, her work addresses the intersection between human rights, information, technological change and the power disparities between the Global North and... Read More →
avatar for Abella Bateyunga

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 →
avatar for Zahra Ebrahim

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 →
avatar for Julio Herrera

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
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