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Please RSVP Now: How to Update the Digital Principles for Another Decade?

By Wayan Vota on October 16, 2023

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The Principles for Digital Development turn 10 years old next year, offering a great opportunity to reflect on their legacy and consider light updates to the Principles that can have outsized impact. We want to ensure they continue to underpin principled digital development for another decade.

The Principles first drafted in 2014, are now a common framework endorsed by over 315 organizations, including governments, funders, implementers, and academia. Numerous development cooperation agencies reference the Principles in their procurements, program design, and staff development. The Principles are now a common frame of reference across the development sector.

Digital technologies and implementation innovations advance every day, offering new opportunities to accelerate equitable development and representing real risks to our shared vision of a digital future centered on the rights and aspirations of all people.

All of us – digital development policymakers and practitioners – have the responsibility to update the Principles of Digital Development to harness these opportunities and reduce risks.

Please RSVP Now for two virtual Technology Salons on October 18th to explore how we can collaboratively improve the Digital Principles.

In each event, we’ll seek answers to questions like:

  • Why did we need Digital Principles and are they still relevant today?
  • What’s the program and industry level impact and how do we measure it?
  • Who is leading Principles-driven implementation and what are they learning?
  • Where are there opportunities to improve their relevance and usage?
  • How could we change the Principles and would that help or hurt adoption?

Please RSVP Now to debate the future of Digital Principles with key experts relevant to the Asia/Pacific and Africa regions from the Digital Impact Alliance, the US Agency for International Development, major donors, and international and national development organizations.

Even online, space is limited to foster intimate conversations, so please RSVP now and be sure to note the Relevance section in your application to attend. Once we reach our discussion capacity there will be a waiting list!

Digital Principles Future
Technology Salon
Asia/Pacific at 4:00 GMT on Oct 18
Africa at 12:00 GMT on Oct 18
RSVP is required for attendance

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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