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Tuesday, November 26 • 09:30 - 11:20
Digital Inclusion Introductory Session

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This Introductory Session will “set the scene” for the Digital Inclusion discussions during IGF2019, and aims to connect IGF participants engaged in digital inclusion issues.

We are pleased to announce that Doreen Bogdan-Martin will join the session to give keynote remarks.  Bogdan-Martin is the Director of the ITU Development Sector and, significantly, the first woman to hold one of the ITU's five elected positions.   

The majority of the session will consist of small, group discussions based upon one of following five subthemes: 
  • Access, affordability, infrastructure
  • Local content, multilingualism
  • Skills, education & jobs
  • Social inclusion
  • Governance

All participants will join in plenary after the break-out discussions to share insights and their interests for the week of IGF programming ahead.

Organizers of workshops submitted under the Digital Inclusion theme are especially encouraged to attend.


Session Organizers
avatar for Paul Rowney

Paul Rowney

Director, AfICTA
A social entrepreneur with over 35 years’ experience in the ICT sector. Work experience includes a decade with the United Nations and over 25 years in the private sector.Founding director of the MyDigitalBridge foundation, an Namibian not for profit organisation that implemented... Read More →
avatar for Susan Chalmers

Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, Department of Commerce, NTIA
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.

Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:20 CET
Raum III