multistakeholderism

Inside the Digital Society: How do we put the ethics in AI?
Inside the Digital Society: How do we put the ethics in AI? 04 November 2019 David Souter

Last week I wrote about ethical frameworks for artificial intelligence. There’s a proliferation of these being devised just now. We need them, I argued, because AI’s becoming so important and because so much about it’s new. “AI4People” I’d draw this week, I said, on one initiative among these, which is called AI4People, led by Luciano Floridi from Oxford University’s Digital Ethics Lab. This aims to lay foundations for what it calls a “Good AI Society”. (...

Inside the Digital Society: The long and winding road to digital cooperation
Inside the Digital Society: The long and winding road to digital cooperation 14 October 2019 David Souter

Last year, the UN Secretary-General appointed a ‘High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’ to think about ‘the ways we work together to address the social, ethical, legal and economic impact of digital technologies in order to maximise their benefits and minimise their harm.’ The future of ‘digital governance’ and its relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were also put on its agenda. The Panel had twenty members, drawn from a variety of (mostly IT-related) backg...

The wretched of the earth and internet governance: Are multistakeholderism and community networks the solution?
The wretched of the earth and internet governance: Are multistakeholderism and community networks the solution? 17 September 2019 Thomas Sithole

This blog post was originally published on the website of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). To say I was excited when I received the good news of my acceptance to the seventh edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) would be an understatement. I was really over the moon, as I had tried and had not been so lucky the previous year. Having interacted with c...

Taking the internet governance gospel from Africa to the world
Taking the internet governance gospel from Africa to the world 17 September 2019 Tomiwa Ilori

This blog post was originally published on the website of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). The seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG 2019) took place on 3-9 September 2019. With a track record of producing unique cohorts of internet governance specialists for the continent and beyond, it sets itself apart by building synergies and interpersonal professional ...

IGF Main Session on Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy: Who does multistakeholderism represent?
IGF Main Session on Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy: Who does multistakeholderism represent? 16 November 2018 Maja Romano for APCNews

The IGF Main Session on Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy brought together a mixed panel of private, public and government sector representatives. As a result, the commentary and responses provided by the panellists reflected their diverse backgrounds, with viewpoints that were at times conflicting and that generated discussion among presenters and from audience members alike. However, the centr...

AfriSIG 2018: Reflecting on multistakeholder engagement in Africa
AfriSIG 2018: Reflecting on multistakeholder engagement in Africa 16 October 2018 Koliwe Majama

This year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was preceded by a two-day skills training workshop, facilitated by the Internet Society, aimed to equip fellows with the skills to effectively participate in multistakeholder discussions. Internet governance processes have adopted multistakeholderism as a model for effective dialogue and decision making at a national, regio...

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum 01 August 2014 ET

“As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,” says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spo...

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