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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:15am
One Size Fits All? Taking global human rights apps to scale for use in wildly different local contexts

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This session will provide an interactive platform for speakers and audience participants to grapple with the inherent tensions of creating human rights apps that are intended to be universal in reach while also usable and feasible invery different local contexts, legal jurisdictions, and security considerations. The discussion will address experiences and lessons learned in taking apps to market and to scale. Responsible design and development of an app, requires us to consider how the app will be used on the ground, information flows, security considerations, and meaningful collaboration with end-users. These steps may be feasible at the pilot stage in a limited number of locations, but this session will examine how feasible it is to engage in local, end-user participation when taking an app to scale in a global market with thousands or even millions of end-users. This discussion will ask the panelists and audience: What does responsible, ethical scale up look like? What does end-user collaboration look like? What are the opportunities, challenges, and risks in creating bespoke tools that are intended to be used globally? What tech, financial and human resources are required to scale up? This session will encourage and engage participants to articulate a way forward.

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Betsy Bramon

Principal, Kronia Collaborative
Betsy Bramon, is an interdisciplinary social impact consultant. With a multifaceted background as a donor, policy maker, service provider, and advocate, she works with nonprofits, tech-startups, private foundations and community groups to help teams achieve social good, from the inside... Read More →

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Wendy Betts

Project Director, eyeWitness to Atrocities
Wendy Betts is the Director of eyeWitness to Atrocities, an organisation that combines law and technology to promote accountability for serious international crimes. The eyeWitness system allows human rights documenters to capture photos/videos of human rights violations that can... Read More →
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Zara Rahman

Deputy Director, The Engine Room
Zara is the Deputy Director of The Engine Room, a non-profit organisation supporting civil society to advance their missions via strategic, effective and responsible use of data and technology.

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
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