Heinrich Boell Foundation, Washington, DC and Konnektiv, Berlin.
Parminder Jeet Singh is participating in a panel discussion on perspectives on digital sovereignty in the Global South, organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Washington, DC, a non-profit organization that is part of the global green movement, and Konnektiv, a Berlin-based agency working at the intersection of technology, collaboration, and social development.
The panel will discuss who gets to reap the benefits of cross-border data flows, and how societies in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America can access the data they produce and put them to good use, while avoiding exploitation or repression by domestic actors.
The other panelists are:
- Geraldine de Bastion, Founder of Konnektiv, Berlin, who will be introducing her new paper “Data and the Global South,” which gives an overview of key issues for inclusive digital development.
- Linda Bonyo, CEO of Lawyers Hub (Tech for Justice), Nairobi.
- Joana Varon, Founder-Directress of Coding Rights, Rio de Janeiro/Berlin.
The discussion will be moderated by Sabine Muscat, Program Director Technology and Digital Policy at the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Washington, DC.