lighting, Diplomacy

‘Promoting inclusive data policy through capacity building’ – UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2022

26 April 2022

Event description

Date: Tuesday, 26th April (10:00–11:00 CEST)

Place: Geneva and online

Organisers: Diplo; International Trade Centre (ITC); CUTS International, Geneva

Trade negotiations contribute significantly to shaping the norms that will govern cross-border data flows. These norms are being designed by only a few countries that function as normative hubs. Active engagement in negotiations is of the utmost importance for developing countries and least-developed countries, so they can voice their development-oriented priorities.

This session will bring together a diverse group of experts to reflect upon the ways in which capacity building can empower developing actors in the context of policy discussions on data flows. It will be guided by questions that aim to distil concrete action points to be taken on board by providers of capacity building. Click here for more details on this session

Diplo is also co-organising a session with CUTS International and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Whether ‘data localisation’ and ‘national champion’ approach would lead to an inclusive digital economy. The session will be held  on Wednesday, 27th April, 10:00–11:00 CEST. Marilia Maciel (Head – Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Diplo) will participate as a speaker. Read more about this session.

These sessions are part of the UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2022.

The Geneva Internet Platform is once again partnering with UNCTAD to deliver coverage on a selection of thematic sessions from this year’s eCommerce Week. Reports will be uploaded on the dedicated page when available.