Global Digital Development Forum


Global Digital Development Forum

Catch the intresting talk of our community members at this year's Global Digital Development Forum.


The Global Digital Development Forum on May 6th, 2020 is co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, TechChange, and Save the Children. 

This virtual ICT4D conference will be a global transformative peer-learning digital development event specifically designed to include practitioners from low- and middle-income countries. It will feature:

  • A headlining keynote presentation from USAID and multiple interactive online sessions led by trained facilitators
  • Sessions spanning the globe from 6:00 GMT to 22:00 GMT featuring your peers at the cutting edge of technology and development in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Americas
  • Free participation in engaging compelling, relevant sessions on TechChange’s robust online learning platform
  • Inspiring experiences and results from innovative projects that achieve development goals with new and emerging technologies.

The Digital Human Rights Lab will have the opportunity to present itself and it's work at the conference. It will be represented by organizations and speakers from the community which lead a session under the subject of "The role of Digital Human Rights in the Covid-19 Era". The aim of the panel is to highlight through a stimulating discussion the various challenges and dangers that the Corona Pandemic poses for human rights work. Besides the question of how human rights players in Uganda are dealing with the crisis, we would also like to point out the serious digital opportunities that can be identified in te field of digital human rights work during the Corona-Crisis.

Session lead discussants: Bonnita Nyamwire - Research Manager, Pollicy Uganda; and Nathalie Josephine Dijkman - Chief Executive Officer, SEMA; Phillip Ayazika - Engagement Lead Pollicy Uganda & DHRL; Timothy Kakuru - Director Programs and Impact, BarefootLaw, moderated by Oluwatobiloba Adeleke.