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ISC and its partners will organise the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.

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Wednesday, September 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
[VIRTUAL] Increasing Inclusion in Data and Digital Rights Discussions (201601)

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Panel 5: Increasing Inclusion in Data and Digital Rights Discussions (201601)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Link to Session: https://sched.co/1SHfi
Digital regulations are often set by one or a group of countries without taking into full account the effects on women and non-dominant populations. As the scientific community proceeds, we need to consider how to more actively engage these communities to ensure that particular measures take their needs into consideration. This panel will discuss the issues that need to be integrated into digital regulations and their implementation from a gender perspective. How can we work across stakeholder groups to pay attention to the gender gap, and the participation of women in the design and implementation of digital regulations? The panelists will share concrete examples of how they are integrating groups in the design and development phase, and working with non-dominant communities when shaping digital regulations at all levels.
  • Justina Mashiba, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Communications Service Access Fund
  • Neema Lugangiri, Member of Parliament, Tanzania
  • David A. Bray, Leader, World Economic Forum and World Keynoter, Fortune 500s UN SxSW
  • Tara Denham, Civil Servant, Global Affairs Canada
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Senior Advisor Internet Governance, Policy Advocacy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Jane Coffin, Former Senior Vice President, Internet Growth at Internet Society
  • Anastasia Kalinina, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office, reState


Anastasia Kalinina

Chief Executive Office, reState.Global Foundation

Jane Coffin

Former Senior Vice President, Internet Growth at Internet Society
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Anriette Esterhuysen

Chairperson, Senior Advisor Internet Governance, Policy Advocacy and Strategy, Association for Progressive
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Tara Denham

Director General, Civil Servant, Global Affairs Canada
Tara Denham is the Director General for Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at Global Affairs Canada. Her Office leads Canada’s foreign policy engagement on inclusion, democracy and human rights, and its digital and cybersecurity dimensions. Previously, Tara was the Director General... Read More →
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Neema Lugangiri

Member of Parliament -Tanzania/ Founding Chair of the African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG), Parliament of Tanzania/ African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG)
 Hon. Neema Lugangira (MP) is a Member of Parliament in Tanzania with extensive experience and a successful track record in championing policy and legislative reforms for improved investment enabling environment in different sectors such as the agricultural, mining and oil & gas... Read More →
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Dr. David A. Bray

Distinguished Fellow, LeadDoAdapt Ventures, Inc. and the Stimson Center
Dr. David A. Bray is both a Distinguished Fellow and co-chair of the Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council at the non-partisan Henry L. Stimson Center. He is also a non-resident Distinguished Fellow with the Business Executives for National Security, and a CEO and transformation leader... Read More →

Justina Mashiba

Chief Executive Officer, Universal Communications Service Access Fund

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Christine Asjoma

UN Science Summit Digital Regulation Dialog Convenor, People Centered Internet

Wednesday September 20, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT