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Welcome to the IGF 2019 in Germany!


Monday, November 25 • 11:00 - 12:40
High Level Internet Governance Exchange - Digital Inclusion

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In two consecutive panels, high-level multistakeholder participants discuss how fostering digital inclusion of marginalised groups contributes to enhanced economic development, job creation, welfare and democracy. 

11:00 - 11:50
Panel III b) 
Marginalised Groups: How can new technologies be made equally affordable and accessible for disadvantaged groups? How can governments and global institutions, the industry and civil society accelerate internet-based social entrepreneurship that fosters equal opportunities for women around the globe?

  • Lynn St. Amour (IGF MAG, Chair)
  • Su Kahumbu Stephanou (iCow, CEO & Founder)
  • Joana Breidenbach (Betterplace.org, Founder)
  • Bishakha Datta (Point of View India, Executive Director)
  • Inger Paus (Vodafone Foundation, CEO)
  • Markus N. Beeko (Amnesty International Germany, Secretary General)
  • Fatoumata Bâ (Janngo, CEO)
  • Rossen Jeliazkov (Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria)
  • Vincent Bagiire (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, Uganda)

11:50 - 12:40
Panel III c) 
Education and skills: What skills are needed in the 21st century? How do we best equip the workforce – globally and inclusively? Which demand-side initiatives do we need to stimulate broadband use, digital literacy and skill development?

  • Rinalia Abdul Rahim (ISOC)
  • Lynette Magasa (Boniswa Corporate Solutions, CEO & Founder)
  • Andera Gadeib (Dialego AG/SmartMunk GmbH, CEO & Founder)
  • Lucas Kohlmann (Henkel AG)
  • Anna Maria Braun (B. Braun Melsungen AG, Managing Director)
  • Oludare Omoniyi Akinbo (African ICT Foundation)
  • Nikolai Astrup (Minister of Digitalisation, Norway)
  • Ahmedin M. Ahmed (State Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia)
  • Hans-Jürgen Bill (Nokia, Chief Human Resources Officer)
  • Günther Bräunig (KfW, Chairman)

The sessions is open for all participants.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Attendees (89)