Economic and Social Inclusion and Human Rights
IGF 2021 – Day 4 – NRIs Collaborative Session: E-commerce challenges and opportunities in 2021 - looking at the national practices
While the topic of economic and social inclusion and human rights is not new to internet governance, this issue area has been gaining strength as compared to previous IGFs. This was also reflected by the total number of workshop applications received (34%), which made this the issue group with the highest number of submissions.
IGF 2021 NRIs Collaborative Session: E-commerce challenges and opportunities in 2021 - looking at the national practices
E-commerce sales around the world surged in March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic forced a shift in online shopping. Adobe surveys found that 9% of U.S. consumers, 8% of Japanese consumers, and 15% of United Kingdom consumers said they had never purchased anything online before March 2020, but significant consumer shifts mean that global e-commerce sales reached $876 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 38% year-over-year.
The IRPC Charter of Human Rights & Principles for the Internet at 10: Achievements, challenges and what’s next?
Uma Rani, ILO, Intergovernmental Organization, Asia-Pacific Group
Thomas Anning Dorson, Fairwork Foundation, Civil Society, African Group
Michelle Thorne, Mozilla (Technical Community)
Parminder Jeet Singh, ITforChange (Civil Society)
BHRRC, UN Human Rights B-Tech, and Privacy International
Speaker 5: Lucie Audibert, Privacy International
Maciej Czapliński - Government, Counsel at the Department of Market Analyses, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK), Eastern European States.
He will represent our Office (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland - UOKIK) as we are the initiator of the panel. It will be valuable to present also our perspective in this area.
- Evangelia Daskalaki, Technical Manager at the Greek Safer Internet Centre
- Emmanuel Niyikora Programme Officer at ITU Area Office for West Africa, Dakar-Senegal
IGF 2021 Open Forum #27 AU Interoperability Framework for Digital ID: Challenges, Opportunities and way forward
Nanjira Sambuli, researcher, policy analyst and strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding, gendered impacts of ICT adoption on governance, media, entrepreneurship and culture.
Matthieu Guitton, Ph.D., professor and secretary of the Faculty of Medicine chez Université Laval, Canada
Iva Georgieva, Ph.D., Researche, Institute for Advanced Studies in Varna, Bulgaria
IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #11 Empowering women through Digital Markets: the case of Ayitic Goes Global
Subtheme: GENDER EQUALITY
Presenter Name: Carolina Caeiro
Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
Regional Group: LAC
Title: Trends in Digital Rights in Africa
The state of Digital Rights in Africa has worsened in the past 3 years. The regularity and severity of digital rights violations such as Internet shutdowns, clampdown and arrests of citizens for comments made across digital platforms have intensified, leading to great concern among civil society groups on the continent. This session seeks to provide an overview of the situation for Africa.
Sub-theme: Freedom of Expression Online
Presenter Name: Rigobert Kenmogne, Wathagi Ndungu
Organization: Paradigm Initiative
Subtheme: Child Online Safety
The session will shed light on the iinterrelatedness between the Domain Name system and children's rights. It will elaborate on the various options to ensure children's rights to freedom of information, to particpate and play, and to protection are respected and fulfilled in regard of domain names allocation.
- Presenter: John Carr, UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) UKCCIS (male)
Key issues for the discussion:
IGF 2018 Pre-report
Main Session Human Rights, Gender and Youth #HRGenderYouth #IGF2018
Session Title: The importance of human rights as a direct link to Gender, Youth and Equality
Date: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
Time: 16:30 to 17:50
IGF 2018 DC Internet Rights and Principles: Sustainable Futures: The Internet, Human Rights, and Environmental Issues
The IRPC Meeting will focus on the emerging relationship between the - built and natural - environment and future internet designs, terms of access and use, data and content management. Be there to establish a new agenda for this important issue-area
FORMAT - OPEN FORUM/OPEN MIC (60 minutes)
Introduction (5 min)
Jan Gerlach, Wikimedia Foundation
The roundtable will start with a short introductory overview of Wikimedia communities as a prominent example of large, distributed online governance system and digital citizenship.
Discussion (50 min):
The moderated discussion in a roundtable setting will explore various aspects of online community governance. Specifically, we will elicit insights about the following topics (10min each):
Governance models and mechanisms
Development of community policies (content/conduct)
Enforcement of policies
Agency of users and cohorts
Conclusions and wrap-up (5 min)
Anna Mazgal, Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU
Jan Gerlach, Wikimedia Foundation
We propose a 75-minute, strongly moderated roundtable discussion focused on youth and the digital economy.
1) Introduction by Sandra Cortesi and Lionel Brossi – 10 minutes
This introduction will include a brief overview of the issue, raise key questions, and point out certain challenges around the topic.
2) Brief interventions (5-7 minutes) by:
- Jasmina Byrne, UNICEF
- Fieseler Christian, Norwegian Business School BI
- Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
- Karuna Nain, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
- Marcelino Cabrera, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
- Juliana Nolasco, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Directed topics – 30 minutes (5-7 minutes per topic)
- Equity, participation gaps, and opportunities for youth
- Multifaceted nature of youth economic activity online: as producers, consumers, marketers, products
- Relevant skills in the digital economy environment
- Economic activities online and offline that enable youth to earn different forms of economic, social, and/or cultural capital (e.g., earning money; increasing social connections; building personal brands)
- Youth perceptions on the future of work
3) Open debate among speakers, co-organizers, audience, and online participants on topics raised earlier – 30 minutes
4) Conclusion by Christian Fieseler – 5 minutes
- [Organizer] Sandra Cortesi is the Director of the Youth and Media project at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. Sandra’s expertise in the field of youth digital literacy and inclusion, as well as her close and ongoing collaboration with multiple youth stakeholders, enables her to address the current status of youth in the digital economy, as well as to point out future trends. Stemming from ongoing qualitative research with young people across the US, Sandra will act as a conduit for the voices of underserved youth who may not be able to participate.
- [Co-organizer] Lionel Brossi, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication and Image at the University of Chile, will provide a valuable perspective from the Global South. His experience in the field of artificial Intelligence and inclusion will contribute to the discussion around the role of youth in the future of work.
- [Co-organizer] Jasmina Byrne just started as Chief of Policy Lab at the newly founded UNICEF Policy Lab in New York. At the Policy Lab, she focuses on emerging and cross-cutting issues such as climate change, employability and skills, and digital policy. Before moving to New York, Jasmina was a Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF’s Office of Research where she led Innocenti’s work on children’s rights in the digital age.
- [Co-organizer] Christian Fieseler, as the Director of the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society in Oslo, will represent the European perspective and provide insights from his ongoing research projects on young people and their current/intended careers. Christian’s background in the business sector of academia will also enable him to address the topic from a broader perspective and place the activities of young people in the wider economic context.
- [Co-organizer / TBC] Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues. Urs has written and co-written several books, including “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.” He’s also the Principal Investigator of the Youth and Media project at the Berkman Klein Center.
- [Co-organizer] Jan Gerlach has been selected for participation due to his position as Public Policy Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. As a public policy specialist at the intersection of information, technology, law, and society, Jan will expand the discussion to include the issue of knowledge access for youth, particularly among underserved youth. Jan will be able to address the development of online content by youth and for youth, indicating its location within the wider digital economy.
Bishakha Datta, Point of View, Civil Society, Asia Pacific Group.
Noha Ashraf, Dell, Technical Community.
Isabelle Galy, Deputy Director of Operations at the Learning Lab “Human Change”, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG).
Sophie Viger, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Sacha Quester-Séméon, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Adriana Erthal Abdenur
Peace and Security Coordinator in Igarape Institute
(PHD Princeton, AB Harvard)
She is also a productivity Scholar by the CNPq. Actis in the area of International Security Cooperation for Development and emerging Powers.
She is member of the Committee on Policy Development (CDP) of the UN ECOSOC. She was a fellow of the India China Institute and is a former fullbright Commission fellow. She has published recent articles in Newspapers and magazines : foreign affairs, Global Governance, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Peace Organization, Third World Quarterly, IDS Bulletin, Journal of Peacebuilding &Development, Brazilian journal & International Policy.
Paris, Francia 2018
Panel “Preventing Youth Violence Through ICTs”
Speaker 1: Ana Lucia Lenis, Google Colombia
Speaker 2: Divina FRAU-MEIGS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Speaker 5: Adriana Abdenur, Igarape Institue Brasil
Speaker 6: Yeimy Muñoz, Injuve El Salvador (Remote participation)
Moderator: Andres Morales,
Unesco Specialist of the Social and Human Sciences Sector
Remote moderator: Juan Pablo Ramírez,
Unesco Specialist of the Social and Human Sciences Sector
Rapporteur: Guilherme Canela,
Unesco Advisor of Communication and Information
- Welcome and introduction words – Moderator (5 Minutes)
Discussion with panellist of the following topics (35 Minutes)
- How violent groups are using ICTs to affect the youth? Some examples?
- Is it possible to use Ict to prevent youth violence in the region? Some good policy examples?
- Is it possible to include ICTs in youth violence prevention policies respecting the international standards of privacy and other human rights?
- How realistic is -in the short term- that ICTs are well used to prevent youth violence by the governments with serious accusations of human rights violations by international organizations, like those of north triangle of Central America.
- Questions and answers from the participants (20 Mins)
The workshop will consist of two parts, each of which will include interactive discussion among the speakers and with the audience.
• A brief explanation on how machine learning and AI work -- to provide a common understanding and context for the discussion of specific issues to follow.
• Discuss the benefits and opportunities of AI to advance human rights and sustainable development goals.
• Explore questions and concerns on the responsible use of AI, in particular regarding unfair treatment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status? How can unfair bias in the use of AI be identified and addressed, and what does being transparent and accountable mean in this context?
• Explore ways and opportunities for different stakeholders to collaborate and share learnings and good practices on (1) identifying and mitigating the risk of unfair bias in the use of AI, (2) being transparent in the use of AI, and (3) being accountable for the use of AI.
• Discuss laws or government policies and actions that promote innovation and responsible and effective use of AI, particularly to address the concerns of unfair bias, and the opportunities to advance human rights and sustainable development goals, including SDG#5 (Gender Equality) and SDG#10 (Reduced Inequalities).
In this session the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition brings together a group of speakers who will participate in an in-depth discussion on Internet Governance and Refugees' rights. Following on previous discussions mapping the difficulties that refugees face when accessing and participating in the online environment, the group will now be focusing on restrictions in access by design or governance (affordability, coverage, governmental restrictions) and the implications that technology used to help refugees may have on the personal lives of the subjects.
Astri Kimball (Google), private sector
Andrew Toft (Department for International Development, UK), government
Eimear Farrell (Amnesty International), civil society
Jean Guo (Konexio), civil society
Valentina Pellizzer (APC Women), civil society
Onsite Moderator Introduction: 5 minutes
Introductory questions to discussants Roundtable discussion: 20 minutes
Open discussion: 20 minutes
OnSite Moderator to address the discussants with a last question:
Final round: recommendations: 10 minutes
On-site moderator closing remarks: 5 minutes
- Introduction (2 minutes)
- PART I: Origins and drivers of HRIAs in the ICANN context: Corporate Social Responsibility, the Human Rights Bylaw, and its Framework of Interpretation (7 minutes)
- Audience Q&A (5 minutes)
- PART II: How can we assess the impact of the Internet?: Contextualizing the Internet industry in the wider context of business and human rights (7 minutes)
- Audience Q&A (5 minutes)
- PART III: Putting the theory of Multistakeholder HRIAs into practice: Discussion on the process, benefits, and lessons learned from a Multistakeholder HRIA from a business perspective (7 minutes)
- Audience Q&A (5 minutes)
- PART IV: Developing impact assessments for the ICANN Community: Overview of progress made toward developing new HRIA models, including challenges faced and solutions to overcome them (7 minutes)
- Final Audience Q&A (15 minutes)
Anjan Bose – UNICEF Susie Hargreaves – CEO, Internet Watch Foundation Samantha Woolfe - InHOPE Fredrik Hansen- Security Expert-Futurity Cisse Kane – ACSIS Geneva Aicha Jeridi - civil society Arda Gerkens - civil society
Agenda of the session Time Theme and speakers 15 Min Setting the scene and describing the problems Speaker – Frederic Hanson, speaker B – Susie Hargreaves 15 Min Questions from the floor 30 Min Description of three approaches:African attempts,WeProtectDutch Authority model 20 Min. Debate with participants 10 Min Wrap up and conclusion: Messages
- Ms. Chafica Haddad Immediate past IFAP Chair, Grenada
- Mr. Marc Hecker, Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), France
- Ms. Lillian Nalwoga, Internet Society (ISOC), Uganda
- Mr. Saddem Jebali, Net MED, Tunisia
- Ms. Divina Frau-Meigs, Universite la Sorbonne, France
The agenda is comprised of short thought-provoking presentations by the panelists and an extensive discussion between them and the audience in the room and remotely around the world.
1st Part: Introduction of the theme of the discussion and the panelists (5 minutes)
2nd Part: The panelists provide their thought-provoking insights based on their specific perspective and knowledge (25 minutes) - see “Interventions” for a description of their specific inputs. Panelists: Lisa Garcia, Nicolas Suzor, Primavera De Filippi, Guy Berger, Andrea Beccalli
3rd Part: Comments and questions to the panelists from the audience both in the room and around the world (remotely) (30 minutes)
4th Part: Panelists react to each other, the comments and questions (each 4 minutes) and react to the following question “How can technical decentralization (blockchain) and decentralized digital rights advocacy lead to better human rights protection on the Internet?” (each one minute) (total: 25 minutes)
5th Part: Summary/synthesis provided by the moderators of the discussion in the room and online (5 minutes)
IGF 2018 Pre-Session Synthesis & Short Report
- Session Type: Roundtable
- Title: Refugees digital rights :Necessities and Needs
- Date: 11 th Nov,2018
Time: 12:20 -1:20
Egyptian Foundation For Refugees Rights (EFRR)
African Civil Society on information Society (ACSIS)
- Chair/Moderator: Mr. Ian Brown
- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer):
1. Mohamed Farahat(Male) Egyptian Foundation For Refugees Rights (EFRR) & African Civil Society on information Society (ACSIS)
2. Ms. Xianhong Hu (Female) (UNESCO)
3. Dr. Cisse Kane (Male) African Civil Society on information Society (ACSIS)
4. Dr. Abeer Shakweer (Female) Egyptian ministry of Communication and Information Technology
5. Mr. Sharmark Dubwo (Male ) refugees community
- Theme (as listed here): Human Rights, Gender & Youth
- Subtheme (as listed here): Refugees
- Please state no more than three (3) key messages of the discussion. [150 words or less]
For refugees Connectivity is not a luxury. The digital rights are very important for refugees in host countries , to what extent the exited legal framework is relevant to ensure refugees digital rights ?
In education. Connectivity would enable refugees to take part in online training courses and access education remotely—and, for refugee students at the secondary and university levels, it will enable them to continue their disrupted education. Without connectivity, millions of displaced children won’t get the education to improve their skills and knowledge
In Livelihoods / self-reliance. Besides, Connectivity would make it much easier for refugees to create and sustain their own businesses, as well as make remote work possible, which will be particularly important in situations in which there are constraints on the right to work or limited opportunities in the local economy, and to what extent access to internet could change the refugees life in host or resettlement countries.
Modarator : Ian Brown
Ian Brown is Head of Research and Lifelong Learning, Digital Skills and Inclusion
Team at the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Before that he was Professor and Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber
Security Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute until
2016. His work focuses on technology and public policy related to Internet
privacy and security. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime on their study of global cybercrime. For the OECD, he
co-authored with Peter Sommer the 2010 report "Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk". His most
recent books are Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the in the Information Age
(with Christopher T. Marsden) and Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet.
Ciss Kane : Speaker
Agenda: 60 Minutes
Opening of the session (5 minutes)
Opening statement by the Session Moderator
Explaining the objectives of the session by the moderators and Proposer
Objective: To explain the agenda of the session and the way it will be carried out.
Setting the issues (45 minutes)
Objective1: Legal Framework of refugees digital rights and it relevance (7 Minutes )
(Legal framework, definition of refugees ,,status of 1951 convention , )
This part of session will responds on question, does the current legal framework is relevant to ensure refugee have access to digital rights?
Objective 2: Refugees digital rights and access to education (7 Minutes )
(ICT and access to education , refugees and access to education in context of ICT opportunities and needs .
Objective 3: ICT and refugees economic empowerment and self-resilience (7 Minutes )
(Technical needs , governments role and cooperation needed )
Objective 4: UNHCR role in the context of Refugees digital rights (7 Minutes )
Objective 5: Government role in refugees inclusion , empowerment and participation (7 Minutes )
Specially in Education and Health sector
Objective 6 : Voice of Refugees ( refugees participation : how digital right change refugees life (5 minutes)
Open discussion and conclusion in the end of session (10 minutes )