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IDPP Presents at Geneva Engage Conference on e-Participation

Geneva Engage Conference imageOn 27 January from 10:15-11:30am US ET (4:15-5:30pm Geneva time), IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will present virtually at the Geneva Engage Conference, a two-day research and innovation conference on e-participation. Dr. Cogburn will present at the workshop “How can we implement remote participation well?”

During the session “How can we implement remote participation well? What to do when it goes wrong – stories of disaster and recovery,” Dr. Cogburn will specifically address designing events for persons with disabilities. He will share his scholarly work and decades of experience on effectively utilizing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for greater inclusion and accessibility, as well as his expertise in implementing remote participation in various settings with a wide array of multistakeholder groups.

In the second half of the workshop, the DiploFoundation team of experts will subsequently present “Designing large events and preparing effective remote moderation” as well as “What to do when it goes wrong – stories of disaster and recovery.”

Organized by the DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform, in cooperation with the Republic and State of Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, and the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Geneva Engage Conference focuses on how e-participation can contribute to more effective implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by ensuring that policies and initiatives are owned by as wide and diverse a community base as possible. The conference aims to foster effective multistakeholder links in the areas of climate change, migration, human rights, trade, and more.

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