Decolonising aid and making algorithms accountable

Source: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:32 PM
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At the end of October 2020, we were joined by many hundreds of humanitarians, communication and tech enthusiasts, futurists, policymakers and donors as we radically re-imagined digital humanitarian policy to make it more centred around community agency, knowledge and needs.

With more than 30 panellists form across six continents bringing their diverse expertise and experiences to bear on the responsible and ethical use of emerging technologies within humanitarian systems, the discussion was inspiring, challenging and provoked much discussion around ensuring that technological futures do not exacerbate past inequalities.

Missed it? No worries. We recorded the lot to ensure everyone, whatever your time zone, could take part in this important discussion.

The videos of each of the sessions can be found listed below, along with the two excellent keynote speeches from Sabelo Mhlambi and Anasuya Sengupta. Enjoy!

>> Watch ‘The future isn’t white: Examining current shifts in the intersection of human rights, ethics & tech’ – keynote speech by Sabelo Mhlambi
>> Watch ‘From aid to algorithms: decolonising is practice not metaphor’ – keynote speech by Anasuya Sengupta
>> Watch Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm Session One: Algorithms and accountability
>> Watch Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm Session Two: The digital ecosystem
>> Watch Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm Session Three: Digital Brainstorm: No, you don’t need an app for this: Why the accountability puzzle will not be solved by digital fixes
>> Watch Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm Session Four: Decolonising digital governance and ethics
>> Watch Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm Session Five: Whose experiences matter?

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