While the digital economy holds much promise, for the Pacific there are still major structural hurdles with connectivity for communities to be able to best use online technologies. Despite this, there is a rush to write legally binding rules for the digital economy with the major players looking to lock in their advantages and lock out others through a range of agreements. This webinar, titled ‘Whose Digital Future: Writing the Digital Rules in the Pacific’, will look at the key issues associated with the digital economy and data value, who is writing the rules, how are the rules being written, and how indigenous knowledge is being valued and how it needs to be protected in a digital world.
Anita Gurumurthy will be representing IT for Change at the webinar that’s scheduled to take place on 24 August 2023 at 07.30 AM IST. Besides Anita, Sanya Reid Smith (Senior Legal Advisor - Third World Network), Adam Wolfenden (Deputy Coordinator - Pacific Network on Globalisation), and Frances Koya Vakauta (Team Leader, Culture for Development - The Pacific Community) will be taking part in the discussion.
You can register for the event here.