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Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Making Civic Tech Work for Democracy: Lessons from Tunisia, Nigeria, and Taiwan

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In recent years, the rapid growth of civic technology has provided more opportunities for citizens to engage in democratic processes, leverage economic opportunities, and hold government officials accountable via e-governance platforms. Despite civic tech’s ability to bolster democratic participation and service delivery, many citizens around the globe still feel unheard by decision-makers, and valuable technology tools and platforms are still not widely placed in the hands of diverse communities to ensure inclusive engagement. This session will explore case studies from Tunisia, Nigeria, and Taiwan, as well as experiences with civic tech shared by the participants, to answer the following key questions: How can we ensure that the use of civic technology benefits all citizens, supports democracy, and upholds human rights? How can technology solutions have a multiplier effect on inclusive governance across diverse communities? What kind of technology platforms or tools have worked well to support democracy and human rights, and what has not worked well? What are the lessons learned from each case study for other countries using civic technology tools or platforms?

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Faten Ghriss

Software Engineer, InstaDeep / Young Tunisian Coders Academy

Ijeoma Ofonagoro

Programs and Operations Manager, Reboot

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am BST
Biscay (Palais)