Recorded sessions from Stockholm Internet Forum 2021.

may 10

13:30-13:40 CEST (UTC +2)
Opening remarks
Carin Jämtin – Sida´s Director General

13:40-13:45 CEST (UTC +2)
Per Olsson Fridh – The Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden

13:45-14:45 CEST (UTC +2)
Opening panel
Building Resilience – Why we need to talk about tech
A multifaceted panel opens SIF21 by discussing the role of the internet and technology in building resilience as the world faces a pandemic.

May 11

10:15-11:15 CEST (UTC +2)
Towards Universal Connectivity

This session will highlight the importance of providing open and secure internet connectivity that is accessible to all students.

3.7 billion people were offline during the pandemic, meaning that families and individuals with good connectivity were able to continue to work and learn, and those without were left further behind. This session will highlight the challenges that have been brought to the forefront as a result of the pandemic and the need for good connectivity. It will also highlight some of the solutions and work underway to address this.

Organised by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UNICEF in collaboration with Sida

May 11

14:15-15:00 CEST (UTC +2)
26 years after Beijing: Women human rights defenders online

Policy recognition of online gender-based violence against WHRDs – and increased attacks in the pandemic and a shrinking democratic space.

During the last years, concerns about WHRDs exposure to gender-based violence in the online space have gained wide policy recognition. This session builds on demands to protect WHRDs, towards the Generation Equality Forum in Paris following up on the Beijing Platform for Action. Given the increase in online attacks against WHRDs, exacerbated by the shift to virtual platforms during the pandemic and in an era of shrinking democratic space, state and non-state actors must take further action.

Organised by The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in collaboration with Sida

May 11

16:15-17:15 CEST (UTC +2)
The role of digitalization in building resilient societies

This session will highlight successful examples and lessons learned from digital innovations and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every country is grappling with how best to respond to, and recover from, the Covid-19 pandemic. Some countries were better prepared than others. This session will explore how digital transformation has been pivotal during the pandemic and how some of those successful strategies are helping to plan to build back better, more resilient societies in the longer term. 

Organised by Digital Impact Alliance in collaboration with Sida

May 12

10:30-11:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Creating Impact through Innovation

Discuss how Sehat Kahani and Coliba, supported by the GSMA, UKAid and DFAT, have driven digital innovation to scale with positive impact.

Join Max Cuvellier, Head of GSMA Mobile for Development, Dr. Iffat Zafar, Co-Founder of Sehat Kahani and Genesis Ehimegbe/ Yaya Kone, Co-Founder of Coliba.
Sehat Kahani, in Pakistan, is building an all-female health provider network delivering quality solutions with tele-health. Coliba use mobile technology to ensure environmental sustainability by increasing Cote d’Ivoire’s recycling rate to 92% by 2030.
Supported by UKAid and DFAT, these companies are contributing a positive impact to lives.

Organised by GSMA, and their FCDO/DFAT-funded grantees Sehat Kahani and Coliba, in collaboration with Sida

May 12

13:15-13:45 CEST (UTC +2)
Artificial Intelligence: for what, and for whom?

This session will discuss the potential for AI to help societies, in particular the world’s most vulnerable groups to tackle climate change.

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have accelerated automation and digitization in many parts of the world. This session will discuss the potential for artificial intelligence to help societies, and especially the world’s most vulnerable groups, to tackle climate change. The discussion will centre on exploring the distributional and social equity aspects of these technologies.

Organised by CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture (Colombia) and Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University) in collaboration with Sida

May 12

14:00-14:15 CEST (UTC +2)
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

May 12

Closing remarks
Carin Jämtin, Sida’s General Director

Recorded sessions

What does Good ID look like

This session invites participants from government, aid agencies, academia and civil society to describe what they think ‘Good ID’ looks like.

Organised by Caribou Digital in collaboration with Sida.

Meaningful Access Quality of Digital Access post Covid 19

In this session partners discuss the realities of meaningful connectivity to address the quality of access gaps around the globe.

Organised by Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and Web Foundation in collaboration with Sida.

How can Space Empower People

This session will discuss the risks and benefits with increased internet coverage and monitoring capacity.

Civil Society Engagement for Digital Cooperation

This session will cover the process leading up to the UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and discuss its implementation since 2011. 

Organised by The Civil Society Coalition on Digital Cooperation in collaboration with Sida.

Covid19 Counting the cost on digital rights

This session will focus on findings by digital rights networks and researchers on the impact of Covid-19 on digital rights in Africa.

Organised by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria in collaboration with Sida

Encryption for a free, open, and secure internet

More important and yet more threatened than ever.

Organised by The Global Encryption Coalition in collaboration with Sida.

Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden

Climate Defenders & Digital Civic

Climate defenders and CSO actors face threats and challenges in the digital environment, which are they and what’s the way forward?

Organised by Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL) in collaboration with Sida

Building Trust and advancing human

This session discusses the lessons learned and challenges encountered in building trust and promoting Internet Universality and human rights online.

Organised by UNESCO in collaboration with Sida

What it takes to protect people today and tomorrow

Global lessons and challenges to advocate for data protection.

Organised by Privacy International in collaboration with Sida

Back to basics human rights centric

How to establish human rights centric platform governance where users come first.

Organised by Access Now in collaboration with Sida

KeepItOn governments weaponising internet shutdowns

What are the pressing threats of internet shutdowns and how do they impact on fundamental human rights?

Organised by Access Now in collaboration with Sida

 Global connectivity in the wake of the pandemic

A conversation between Doreen Bogdan Martin, Director BDT ITU, and Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA.

Human Rights Centered Internet Governance in the 2020s

This session brings together global representatives to discuss themes of disinformation, digital inclusion and artificial intelligence.

Organised by the Freedom Online Coalition in collaboration with Sida