Agenda Pre-SIF 15 May

Pre-SIF will take place at the Sida Head Quarters in Stockholm. The Address is Valhallavägen 199. If you are staying at one of the official hotels there will be a transfer in the morning taking you directly to the meeting. At the end of the day there will be transfers taking you back to the hotels.

08.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee
Mandatory ID-Control please bring your passport
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome note
10.15 – 12.00 Workshop:
Countering shrinking spaces – Movement building in a digital age
Lightening talks and interactive group discussions
Organizer: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
12.00 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.30 Geographical Break-outs
Sessions and Workshops covering the following regional areas.

Africa – Closing democratic spaces in Africa
Organizer: Defend Defenders & Pollicy

Latin America – The new faces of censorship in Latin America
Organizer: Derechos Digitales

Eurasia –  Central Asia – Access to online spaces shrinking for Feminist Movements, and LGBT+”
Organizer: Front Line Defenders

South East Asia – Defending democratic space – Digital rights movement
building in Southeast Asia

Organizer: Engage Media

MENA – Shrinking from two sides, MENA’s online space under assault by tech companies and governments
Organizer: 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement / International Media Support (IMS)

14.30 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 17.00 Thematic Break-outs
Sessions and Workshops covering the following topics.

Secure Interpersonal Communication
Organizer: Civil Rights Defenders (CRD)

Mobilizing against shutdowns
Organizer: Access Now

Using video to mobilize
Organizer: Witness

Defining meaningful access
Organizer: Alliance for affordable internet (A4AI)

Gendering community networks
Organizer: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Effects of Social media tax in Uganda
Organizer: SPIDER

17.30 – 19.00 Informal dinner
19.00 Buses leave for the hotels