In 2021, we curated the first ever dedicated sustainability space at Mozfest -- virtually, of course. It's been a great turnout with many interesting and engaging sessions, and so, so many people contributing and supporting one another to pull it all off: Thank you! It was a busy 10 days, so I didn't get to... Continue Reading →
Mozfest 2021 in March will be virtual and we will feature a sustainability space for the first time. Our goal is to bring communities together to spark hope in tackling the climate crisis jointly.
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 →
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 →
It’s generally accepted that democracy is in crisis worldwide, and that spaces for civic participation are shrinking. Meanwhile, the so-called “techlash” is polarising debates around how governments around the world should govern the internet and social media. For years, I’ve heard people talk about fostering dialogue between diverse stakeholder groups and the importance of soliciting... Continue Reading →
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 →
It's been a pleasure to open Waterkant 2019 in Kiel. I was admittedly incredibly nervous, as I hadn't really talked about my work this way before. This speech tried to give a run through of how I do strategic foresight, creating a mental map of what's true now and the alternatives I'd like to see... Continue Reading →
The Internet is at risk. Once thought of as the global equalizer, opening doors for communication, work opportunities, commerce and more – the Internet is now increasingly viewed with skepticism. We are witnessing a trend where people feel let down by the technology they use. Fueled by unease and uncertainty about the growing scope of... Continue Reading →