Hosted by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), this one-hour discussion will focus on digital tools and services that have become the lifeblood of societies and economies, and what it means to build an inclusive future economy, that will bridging divides based on geography, identity, gender and literacy. Our researcher Radhika Radhakrishnan will be speaking on the panel along with other experts.
The discussion will try to address the following questions; How do we achieve truly “inclusive” digital growth? What are the responsibilities of private sector entities, as custodians of our digital futures? What are the legal and policy levers required to achieve this vision?
3:00 pm – 3:05 pm: Introductory remarks by Moderator
3:05 pm – 3:35 pm: In conversation
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm: Moderated Q&A
Ephraim Kenyanito, Lawyer, Public Policy Analyst, ARTICLE19
Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Asia Pacific Regional Lead, The Better than Cash Alliance
Lourdes Montenegro, Lead, Digital Sector Transformation, World Benchmarking Alliance
Radhika Radhakrishnan, Researcher, Internet Democracy Project
Trisha Ray, Junior Fellow, ORF
Update: Watch the recording of Radhika Radhakrishanan’s session below
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