Virtual 3-day workshop on inclusive digital development

ASU’s College of Global Futures has completed a unique three-day virtual workshop for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on July 19-21 on Inclusive Digital Development. The live workshop, which drew attendees from numerous time zones around the world, explored ways which technology can be share equitably and inclusively around the globe.

ASU Professors Mary Jane Parmentier and Faheem Hussain and Social Impact Technical Director Laura Ahearn served as co-hosts for the event, which covered the themes of broadening perspectives, diagnosing harms, and identifying levers of change within the inclusive digital development space.

The workshop included Lightning Talks and related Breakout Discussions covering topics including the meaning of inclusive digital development, the consequences of different definitions of fairness, inclusion, and equity, identifying levers of change, ensuring work is geared towards informing or effecting change, and identifying gaps essential for conducting inclusive digital development.

The workshop’s keynote speakers included esteemed individuals from various educational institutions and social change organizations from around the globe, and the conversation reflected the diverse backgrounds that each attendee brought to the table.

A full summary report of this 3-day online workshop will be made available in the near future on USAID’s website.