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
Estoril, Portugal | Wednesday 1 May | 13:45 WEST
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.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Thursday 2 May | 13:30 EAT
Friday 3 May | 16:00 EAT
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.
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.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Saturday 4 May | 18:00 AST
Berlin, Germany | Wednesday 6 May | 11:35 CEST
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.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Tuesday 7 May | 12:30 GMT
Nnenna Nwakanma (@nnenna) will moderate a conversation on digital advocacy and the role of bloggers at the CSO Forum.
Kigali, Rwanda | Wednesday 15 May | 14:00 CAT
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, Sweden | Wednesday 15 May | 15:15 CEST
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
Sonia Jorge (@SoniaA4AI) will moderate a panel organised by A4AI to examine pathways to inclusive access.
Thursday 16 May | 14:00 CEST
Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) will speak on the barriers to inclusive access as well as ways to ensure internet connectivity empowers individual users.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Bonn, Germany | Monday 27 May | 17:15 CEST
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.
Ottawa, Canada | Wednesday 29 May
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