🀝Convening Kit

Join us in shaping the DPI Safeguards, an important initiative dedicated to building safe and inclusive societies that harness the positive potential of digital technologies. You can contribute to this valuable process by convening interested stakeholders in your community and contributing to the development of the DPI Safeguards Framework. You and your community can continue to use the Framework during the DPI Safeguards implementation phase in your country, region. We’re ready and eager to listen, learn, and actively build on your input and experiences.

Who should engage?

We invite governments, civil society and the private sector to help develop the DPI Safeguards Framework by bringing the voices of your communities. Whether it is a group of respected individuals in a country or a coalition of stakeholders such as state entities, government agencies, multilateral organizations, civil society, funders, or the private sector, your active participation is highly welcomed.

Why engage with this initiative?

Digital technologies provide new means to exercise human rights. Yet, they also pose inherent risks in their interactions with society's political, economic, and socio-cultural underpinnings. The DPI Safeguards initiative places an emphasis on promoting human dignity and agency in an era of digital interdependence, closely aligning with the mission of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative seeks to establish the guardrails within which digital technologies can serve the public good.

To ensure we meet these objectives, we are creating an open space for collaboration through convenings. Your insights and contributions will shape the development of the Framework, ensuring it is truly inclusive, adaptable, relevant, and representative of diverse contexts and concerns from around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to join the conversation and drive meaningful change!​

What’s the end goal?

The end goal is aligned with the aim of the UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. As laid out by the UN Secretary General, the underlying objective is to foster safe and inclusive societies by prioritizing compliance, trust, and equity in the implementation of DPI. In addition, the aspiration is to unlock exponential opportunities for people and economies. ​

​The Framework will aid in understanding the 'As-Is' or status quo and planning for the 'To-Be'. It will provide a formal mechanism to capture issues of safety and inclusion and how to mitigate them. We expect to present the Framework during the Summit of the Future in 2024, followed by in-country

You can find more details here in the DPI Safeguards Workbook.

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