Leave no one offline
When: Monday 15th of May, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 (registration and coffee from 9.00)
Venue: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm (Oasen)
Access to information technology has become crucial for development and an expectation for many in our globalised world. But half of the world’s population, mostly women in developing countries, is still left offline.
Shut-downs, censorship and harassment online severely restrict people’s right to online presence and to exercise their power. Digital exclusion is an economic and social inequality, while the use of ICT boosts national productivity and meets people’s economic and social needs.
The empowering benefits of access to the Internet will be discussed and analyzed at this Development Talk targeting political, economic and social aspects of power. Welcome to a very relevant and interesting seminar, arranged before the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 www.stockholminternetforum.se
Moderator: Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet
09:00 Coffee and registration.
09:30 Introduction and welcome
Kerstin Jonsson Cisse, Head of Global Economy and Environment at Sida
09:40 Keynote speech
Sonia Jorge, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Head of Digital Inclusion Program, Web Foundation
09:50 Panel discussion: Leave no one offline
Nnenna Nwakanma, Senior policy manager, World Wide Web Foundation.
Mike Jensen, Internet access specialist, Association for Progressive Communication, APC
Walid al-Saqaf, Internet rights advocate and member of Internet Society board of Trustees