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Paradigm Initiative at FIFAfrica – Sessions and Appearances

The 2022 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) is set to hold from the 26th – 29th of September 2022. The FIFAfrica22 agenda represents the growth in interest in digital rights and the concerns that have emerged and prevailed on the continent’s digital landscape.

As such, Paradigm Initiative will not only make appearances but also host sessions at the forum. See below PIN’s participation.

 

Session One: Ranking Digital Rights in Africa: The Policies and Practices of Telcos in Africa

Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2022

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Bulanda Nkhowani

 

Session Two: Advancing Digital Safety and other Protections for Children in Africa

This session will bring together members of the African Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA), the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) Africa regional office, and Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) Zambia to discuss key trends/challenges, as well as suggestions to protect and advance the rights of children online, as well as opportunities to advance access and secure protections.

Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2022

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Boye Adegoke

 

Session Three: Strengthening and Safeguarding Digital Rights & Digital Safety in Africa

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM GMT+2

Speaker: Bulanda Nkhowani

 

Session Four: Data Protection Trends and Advocacy in Africa

This session focuses on challenges and gaps in implementing data protection policies and laws in Africa.

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM GMT+2

Speaker: Thobekile Matimbe

 

Session Five: Digital Inclusion: Access, Data Governance and Ethical Innovation in Africa

The session will present novel insights from the performance of digital platforms on data governance, including data protection and child online protection, as well as ethical artificial intelligence (AI). Particular attention will be paid to the performance of companies in Africa and the implications of their behaviour for the continent.

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Thobekile Matimbe

 

Session Six: Protection of Digital Rights through Strategic Litigation: What’s Next?

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Thobekile Matimbe

 

Session Seven: Move Fast and Fix Policy! African Digital Rights Advocacy in an Era of Rapid Policy Change

This session will examine how to ensure that all stakeholders across Africa, especially those typically under-represented, such as news media, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and human rights advocates, have adequate opportunities to participate in important digital policy discussions.

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Boye Adegoke

 

Session Eight: AI Policy and Practice: Towards a Rights-Based Approach in Africa

This session will explore the existing regulatory environment for AI in Africa, including the gaps in laws that make individuals vulnerable to the risks of AI.

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time:4:15 PM-5:45 PM GMT+2

Speaker: Thobekile Matimbe

 

Bulanda Nkhowani will be facilitating training sessions on an Overview of the laws & policies governing digital rights in Zambia at the Introduction to digital rights and Institutions workshop organised by Internews on 27th September.

To join #FIFAfrica virtually, register here on or before September 24th 2022.

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