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Blog Entry Understanding the Right to Information
by Elonnai Hickok published Sep 28, 2011 last modified Jun 12, 2013 11:39 AM — filed under:
Elonnai Hickok summarises the Right to Information Act, 2005, how it works, how to file an RTI request, the information that an individual can request under the Act, the possible responses and the challenges to the citizen and the government. She concludes by saying that there are many structural changes that both citizens and governmental officers can make to improve the system.
Located in Internet Governance
UNDP joins Tech Giants in Partnership on AI
by Admin published Aug 01, 2018 last modified Aug 13, 2018 03:51 PM — filed under: ,
UNDP joins the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (AI), a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that AI is developed in a safe, ethical, and transparent manner. Founded in 2016 by the tech giants - Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft - It has since been joined by industry leaders such as Accenture, Intel, Oxford Internet Institute - University of Oxford, eBay, as well as non profit organizations such as UNICEF and Human Rights Watch and many more.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UNESCAP Google AI Meeting
by Admin published Aug 29, 2018 last modified Sep 20, 2018 03:47 PM — filed under: , ,
Arindrajit was a panelist at the event on AI in public service delivery hosted by UNESCAP Bangkok on August 29, 2018. The event was co-organized by Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Google.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators consulted at the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2017 — filed under:
“Internet Universality indicators should measure broad social implications of the Internet and serve as a powerful tool to foster sustainable development,” was a strong message delivered by Asia-Pacific stakeholders at UNESCO consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok (Thailand), 29 July 2017.
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UNESCO Multistakeholder consultation at 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)
by Admin published Jul 29, 2017 last modified Aug 09, 2017 01:49 AM — filed under:
Sunil Abraham was a speaker at the APrIGF 2017 organized by UNESCO in Bangkok from July 26 to 29, 2017. Vidushi Marda also participated in the event.
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UNESCO's Open Forum
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 15, 2010 last modified Apr 05, 2011 03:58 AM — filed under:
As UNESCO organized Freedom of Expression related workshops, this Open Forum will be dedicated to other key IGF topics, notably multilingualism in cyberspace, open access to scientific information, open educational resources, and accessibility for marginalized groups. In addition, UNESCO will take this opportunity to announce new initiatives and share experiences with participants. The interactive panel format will start with brief presentations from experts, followed by a moderated discussion with participants.
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UNICEF & Nasscom Foundation Workshop on Child Online Protection
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: ,
Jyoti Panday attended UNICEF & Nasscom Foundation Workshop on Child Online Protection (COP) held on 8 February 2016 at Hotel Claridges in New Delhi.
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Blog Entry Unique ID System: Pros and Cons
by Natasha Vaz published Feb 29, 2012 — filed under: ,
On September 16, 2011, the Citizen’s Voluntary Initiative for the City and Centre for Advocacy and Research organized a public consultation titled “Unique ID System: Pros and Cons” in Bangalore. The consultation was on the utility and impact of the UID system in India and featured a panel discussion with T. Prabhakar, public relations officer, e-governance, Ashok Dalwai, UIDAI regional deputy director, Somashekar V.K., managing trustee of Grahak Shakti and Col. Mathew Thomas, civic activist and retired army officer.
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Blog Entry Unique Identification Scheme (UID) & National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 14, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2014 05:03 AM — filed under: , ,
This post examines the UID, NPR and Governance as it exists in India. The background note gives a summary of what is the NPR, the legal grounding of NPR, its objectives, and the information which could be collected under the NPR. The post also throws light on the UID, its objectives, process of enrollment in UID, how UID is being adopted by different states in India, and finally the differences and controversies in UID and NPR.
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Unique Identity (UID) Project: A Debate on Fundamental Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 06, 2010 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:08 AM — filed under:
A half day workshop on unique identity number and fundamental rights is being held on Friday, 16 April, 2010 at the Institute of Agricultural Technologists in Bangalore. The event is being co-organised by Citizen Action Forum, People's Union for Civil Liberties - Karnataka, Slum Janandolana – Karnataka, Alternative Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society.
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