161 for -- 8 abstensions -- 0 against🌍🌎🌏On July 28, 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. This is huge. And it has been 50 years in the making.There are many reasons to applaud the many people whi tirelessly fought... Continue Reading →
Op-ed: The promise of AI: Can it hold for environmental sustainability?
Published as a discussion starter for the virtual Raisina Dialogue 2021 (compiled in the Raisina Edit series), I was delighted to capture some of my thoughts on Artificial Intelligence -- both its potential and open questions when it comes to environmental impacts. In short: "To innovate sustainably, we must ensure that we have the details... Continue Reading →
Essay: A Sustainable Internet: Missing Pieces to a Healthy Future.
In January 2020, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet, engage, and learn with an incredible cohort of young leaders and thinkers during the Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) fellowship, taking place in the margins of the Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi, India. And because our discussions were indeed engaging and thought-provoking, I couldn't be... Continue Reading →
Fellowship: Asian Forum on Global Governance
In January this year, I was provided with the opportunity to travel to India as a Raisina Young Fellow to become part of a wonderful cohort of individuals during the Asian Forum on Global Governance. I captured some highlights on Instagram, noting: The #AFGG2020 fellowship was such an incredible experience. 48 people, 28 countries. Too... Continue Reading →
Panel: Internet Governance Forum, Berlin
During the 14th IGF in Berlin, I was invited to join a panel on "Unpacking Digital Trade". And while my knowledge on trade negotiations is pretty limited, it was certainly interesting, and both surprisingly valuable and surprisingly shocking, to learn how many of the established channels for multistakeholder engagement are yet again pushed aside to... Continue Reading →
Panel: Kigali Global Summit
On July 4th, I had the great pleasure to join a stellar panel with Kevin Allison, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Faith Keza, Nanjira Sambuli, and Samir Saran on "Trust in Tech: A New Paradigm for Democracy, Government, and Governance Online". It was an engaging and insightful conversation -- although most of the deep dives into societal change,... Continue Reading →
Workshop: re:publica Berlin
I love such intimate, small workshops where you can really connect with everyone, understanding their motivations and ideas at a deeper level. This "Privacy Illustrated" session on May 8th, 2019 at re:publica Berlin was a delight with many wonderful insights from Lea Gimpel, Antonella Napolitano, Safa Ghnaim, Victoria Wenzelmann and more. You can learn more... Continue Reading →
Blog: Rice bunny, #metoo, and NetzDG or: are the days of social media numbered?
Would you be surprised if I told you #ricebunny and #metoo are the same thing? If so, I highly recommend listening to this Note To Self podcast that digs into the effects and manifestation of the me too movement in China — and that inspired me to write this post... Read full post.
Workshop: Transmediale, Berlin
"Thinking/Acting in Alliance: First Steps Towards a Digital Climate Agreement", that was the title of an interesting unconference-style workshop at Transmediale, in which I was invited by iMAL to participate as a facilitator and moderator for the "freedom of speech" part of this debate. It was an intense, but fun ride with plenty of ideas... Continue Reading →
Workshop: Raisina Dialogue, Delhi, India
Thanks to an invitation from the Observer Research Foundation, I was able to join this year's Raisina Dialogue from January 7-11 in (New) Delhi, India where we spent many, many hours (think of an official 9am-10.30pm programme) discussing geopolitical power dynamics and shifts in the current world order. It wasn't just a packed programme, it... Continue Reading →