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Where to find the Web Foundation team in May

Web Foundation · April 30, 2019

This May, the Web Foundation team will attend events around the world to discuss inclusive access, data privacy, digital rights and more. If you’re going to any of these events, come say hi!

Where we’ll be

Consumers International Summit

Estoril, Portugal | Wednesday 1 May | 13:45 WEST

Access at any cost?

Senior Policy Manager Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) will join her fellow panellists to explore current obstacles to internet access in the Global South. The panel will also examine data privacy and the role governments can play in closing the digital divide.

World Press Freedom Day

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Thursday 2 May | 13:30 EAT

Artificial Intelligence, Journalism and Press Freedom in Times of Elections

Friday 3 May | 16:00 EAT

Keeping It On at Election Times: Navigating the Dilemma, Mapping Good Practices

Interim Policy Director Nnenna Nwakanma (@nnenna) will participate in two panels to mark the 26th global celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The conversation will centre on the role the media plays in elections and democracy.

15th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | Thursday 2 May | 13:30 AST

Yacine Khelladi, Latin America and Caribbean Coordinator for Alliance for Affordable Internet (@YacineWF), will speak on promoting affordable internet access at a forum organised by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and Caribbean Community Secretariat.

International Book Fair Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Saturday 4 May | 18:00 AST

Yacine Khelladi (@YacineWF) will discuss the challenges the Dominican Republic faces in achieving digital inclusion at the Republica Digital stand at the International Book Fair.   


Berlin, Germany | Wednesday 6 May | 11:35 CEST

The poli-tricks of tl;dr: the technical is political

Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) will give the opening keynote at the re:publica19 conference. She will explore the privacy tradeoffs associated with the culture of tl;dr which finds users often blindly accepting terms and conditions of online platforms.

The African Development Bank Civil Society Forum

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Tuesday 7 May | 12:30 GMT

Bloggers and Digital Advocates’ Engagement

Nnenna Nwakanma (@nnenna) will moderate a conversation on digital advocacy and the role of bloggers at the CSO Forum.  

Transform Africa Summit

Kigali, Rwanda | Wednesday 15 May | 14:00 CAT

Policy Harmonization as a tool for bridging the digital gap in Africa

A4AI’s Deputy Director and Policy Lead Eleanor Sarpong (@Ellasarpong) will moderate a session exploring the policies that can lead to the reduction of broadband prices and thereby promote digital inclusion in Africa.

Stockholm Internet Forum  

Stockholm, Sweden | Wednesday 15 May | 15:15 CEST

Defining Meaningful Access

A4AI Executive Director Sonia Jorge (@SoniaA4AI), Strategic Partnerships and Development Manager Maiko Nakagaki (@mn1207), and Nnenna Nwakanma (@nnenna) will moderate a pre-SIF panel on meaningful access.

Thursday 16 May | 11:30 CEST

Access: Leave No One Behind

Sonia Jorge (@SoniaA4AI) will moderate a panel organised by A4AI to examine pathways to inclusive access.

Thursday 16 May | 14:00 CEST

Unpacking Access 

Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) will speak on the barriers to inclusive access as well as ways to ensure internet connectivity empowers individual users.

Tech & Society: Un Nuevo Contrato Social Para Internet

Madrid, Spain | Monday 20 May | 19:00 CEST

Director of Strategy and Partnerships José M. Alonso will speak on the origins of the web and our work to fight for its future as part of the Espacio Fundación Telefónica Tech & Society series.

2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index – U.S. Launch

Washington, D.C. | Tuesday 21 May | 9:30 EDT

Research Director Dhanaraj Thakur (@thakurdhanaraj) will speak on a panel as the 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Corporate Accountability Index launches. The index ranks 24 telecommunications, internet and mobile companies on their commitments and policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy.

Beyond Technology: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Developing World

Washington, D.C. | Tuesday 21 May | 10:00 EDT

Sonia Jorge (@SoniaA4AI) and Maiko Nakagaki (@mn1207) contributed a chapter on the gender digital divide for an upcoming Center for Strategic & International Studies anthology on the fourth industrial revolution. Maiko will speak at the book launch.

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2019 International Conference

Washington, D.C. | Wednesday 22 May – Friday 24 May

Dhanaraj Thakur (@thakurdhanaraj) will speak on advancing affordability to connect the next 50% (date and time TBD). 

DW Global Media Forum

Bonn, Germany | Monday 27 May | 17:15 CEST

Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence

How will developments in artificial intelligence technology affect the media industry? Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) will join a panel to answer this question as the 2019 Global Media Forum explores the impact of shifting power structures.

Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019

Ottawa, Canada | Wednesday 29 May



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