Category: Events

Governing Council 2024

Food security is among the most pressing issues facing the world today. The International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) 47th annual meeting will be held on February 14 and 15. Bhaskar Chakravorti joins IFAD’s Governing Council for an in-depth discussion on innovating for a food-secure future.

Celebrating 50 Years of the Mobile Phone

Join us on October 12 to celebrate a watershed moment in technology. The first call from a mobile phone was made 50 years ago. Since then, the cellular phone has gone from a communicator to a life assistant. Bhaskar Chakravorti will moderate the speaker panel.

GovTech Idea Conference

On the sidelines of the 78th UNGA, Digital Planet co-hosted a panel discussion with Mastercard on the opportunities and challenges in the digitalization of government programs and services and how public-private partnerships can deliver on the promise of a more transparent, inclusive, efficient, and resilient governance and help bridge the gap between citizens and governments.

Defeating Disinformation

Experts explore and weigh in on critical challenges affecting the digital public sphere, design technical and regulatory solutions that address these issues, and answer questions including: Can a global approach be developed to address these tensions while maintaining or even enhancing the inclusive social contribution of platforms? Are the world’s most vulnerable populations given adequate protections, even as the platforms prioritize the most powerful governments? How can we ensure that these platforms work for everyone, everywhere, and what is the role that each sector can and should play to get us there?

The Internet’s Turn? When the Pandemic Planet Became a Digital Planet

A network of researchers and doers, comprising academics, social entrepreneurs, AI analysts and global consultants, met and discussed the lessons learned from our digital lives around the world during the pandemic. Get a better picture of how we can get from there to a post-pandemic digital economy that works for everyone everywhere.

Turning America’s Digital Divide into Digital Dividends

Why are we so divided about the true state of the digital divide in America? What steps might the Biden-Harris administration take to clarify the reality of this divide and move toward closing the gap? This webinar examines how these changes can be transformational for a recovering, yet socially distanced economy.

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