ICRC Digital Dilemmas Debate #5: From Food to Wifi – Connectivity as Aid

When:
06/30/2021
8:00 am - 9:15 am EDT

The Digital Dilemmas Debates are a series of roundtable discussions between prominent experts and stakeholders from different sectors about the humanitarian digital transformation, its implications and the work ahead. Each month, they will explore a different type or trend in the technologies used to respond to various types of crisis, and offer reflections on what is coming next.

This event focuses on the opportunities (and risks) granted by increased digital connectivity in humanitarian settings. The discussion will be the first event of the June thematic path – Connectivity as aid, Connectivity for aid, and Connectivity denial.

The panelists include

Barnaby Willitts-King
MODERATOR
Barnaby Willitts-King
Senior Research Fellow (Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI)

Martha Akello Otim

SPEAKER

Martha Akello Otim

Programme Manager, Media for Social Change, Refugee Law Project, School of Law (Makerere University)

Abdurahman Sharif

SPEAKER

Abdurahman Sharif

Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach – Europe (Internews)

Jenny Casswell

SPEAKER

Jenny Casswell

Research and Insights Director, Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (GSMA)​