The event is organised by UNESCO New Delhi, in collaboration with National Digital Library of India to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Radhika Radhakrishnan from the Internet Democracy Project was invited to present on the panel, Gender roles in the Digital Framework.

Schedule of the event is as follows:

Inaugural Session

Time: 3.003.05 pm

Moderator’s introduction: Hezekiel Dlamini, Advisor (Communication and Information) for South Asia, UNESCO New Delhi

UNESCO video: Access to information: Saving Lives, building trust, bringing hope’

Time: 3.053.10 pm

Welcome remarks: Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative, UNESCO New Delhi

Time: 3.103.15 pm

Welcome remarks: Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Principal Investigator, National Digital Library of India


Time: 3.153.30 pm

Maldives: Aminath Shiuna, Director, National Library of Maldives – Access to information during the COVID crisis in Maldives’ leading libraries’ Q&A

Time: 3.303.45 pm

India: Partha Pratim Das, Joint Principal Investigator, National Digital Library of India – Innovate and transform: The NDLI and the COVID pandemic’ Q&A

Time: 3.454.00 pm

Bhutan: Needrup Zangpo, CEO, Bhutan Media Foundation – Key challenges to information moderation and access’ Q&A

Time: 4.004.15 pm

Sri Lanka: Udaya Cabral, Assistant Director (Conservation), National Library of Sri Lanka – Strategies followed by libraries in Sri Lanka to meet information needs during COVID-19’ Q&A

Time: 4.154.30 pm

India: Radhika Radhakrishnan, Researcher, Internet Democracy Project – Gender roles in the digital framework’ Q&A

Time: 4.304.35 pm

NDLI video: Rising through the COVID crisis’


Time: 4.354.40 pm

Vote of thanks: Anirban Sarma, Chief International Outreach and Communications Officer, National Digital Library of India

Please register for the event here.