SIDE SESSION: How could Data help Social Justice? Moving beyond Data Governance in Africa and Latin America
May 6, 2022 | 3 - 4pm EAT
Interested in more things digital development?
This year, GDDF is extending its reach, inviting our colleagues from around the world to continue the conversation beyond the GDDF schedule.
This moderated session intends to share perspectives on the interaction of data and social justice by policymakers, developers, companies, and the impacted communities. This session will explore the data justice research conducted to provide a clear understanding of the relationship between compliance matter of privacy and social justice in terms of access to, visibility and representation in data used in the development of AI/ML systems, participation of the citizens in the decision making and management of databases, such as from Uganda, Cameroon, and Bolivia. This panel session proposes a nuanced and interactive discussion on this topic with the lead discussants and participants. Participants will leave the session with greater knowledge of the topic beyond notions of political rights and justice to social and economic rights and regulation of the respective speakers. Key learnings will be captured in form of an article.
Louis Fendji (PhD), Data Justice Researcher and Innovative Technologies Policy Director, AfroLeadership
Eliana Quiroz, Research Director, Internet Bolivia Foundation
Isaac Amuku, Research Specialist, Women of Uganda Network
Moderator: Peace Oliver Amuge, Executive Director, Women of Uganda Network