Local leadership Opera 2 Workshop
Mar 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM(Africa/Accra)
20240321T1300 20240321T1600 Africa/Accra Digital Transformation for who? Is there a power-dynamic lens missing from current approaches to DX

Digtalisation changes power structures. Are we considering this in Digital Transformation work? Can these inevitable changes to power dynamics be more intentional - an opportunity to use digitalisation to #ShiftThePower from the centre..?

Opera 2 12th ICT4D Conference adminict4dconf@crs.org
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Digtalisation changes power structures. Are we considering this in Digital Transformation work? Can these inevitable changes to power dynamics be more intentional - an opportunity to use digitalisation to #ShiftThePower from the centre..?

Digtalisation changes power structures. Are we considering this in Digital Transformation work?

Can these inevitable changes to power dynamics be more intentional - an opportunity to use digitalisation to #ShiftThePower from the centre, away from donors and US/European HQs and central governments - and towards communities, frontline workers and civil society?

Join a small group of practitioners and researchers for a vibrant and open discussion how we might harness the opportunity created by digitalisation in service of a localisation and participatory agenda. Discuss how digtalisation might support organisations already committed to shifting power, as well as how it might be a tool to influence or bypass those who are not.
This is a very early stage of a potentially exciting piece of work.

Do you have lessons to bring - about digitalisation, power dynamics, shifting power? Have you seen Digital Transformation change power dynamics, or entrench unequal dynamics?

Please bring your reflections and discuss your experiences.
We will be looking to use this discussion to develop proposals for tangible actions that could result in significant positive impact, that we can take forward together - to seek funding, to embed in existing work or to advocate to DX advisors.
Moderately technical
Director, Product & Programs
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DataKind
ICT4D/Digital Transformation (#ShiftThePower)
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Independent Consultant
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 Alice Irakoze
Global Health Business Developer
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Bluesquare
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