Friday 7 may

12:55-13:00 CEST (UTC +2)Stage – SIF21 Studio – Opening
13:00-14:00 CEST (UTC +2)Digital Resilience of Movements using a Design Lab

How to build solutions to key challenges facing movements – with the aim of inspiring future actions!

Organised by CIVICUS, activists, and CSOs from the global south that lead movements and online mobilisations
13:00-14:30 CEST (UTC +2)A Collaborative Exercise: Connecting & Building Community

Join us for a highly interactive workshop to share your experiences building resilience and community in the last year

Organised by Team CommUNITY @ Article19
13:00-13:15 CEST (UTC +2) Secure Virtual tools for organizing and action 
 
How to implement secure channels for videoconferencing and file-sharing for human rights defenders

Organised by OurVoices Coordinators
14:00-15:00 CEST (UTC +2)








15:00-16:00 CEST (UTC +2)


Safety and freedom of women human rights defenders online – Part 1

Mobilizing towards the Paris Generation Equality Forum for indispensable measures and urgent action to protect the online space of WHRDs


Applying a feminist lens to freedom of expression and opinion – Part 2

Consultation with Irene Khan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and opinion

Organised by The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
14:30-15:30 CEST (UTC +2)Defining a collective digital rights strategy for Africa

This session will bring together representatives of key networks on the African continent to discuss digital rights in Africa

Organised by The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
15:00-16:00 CEST (UTC +2)Help! We are under attack 

Human rights organisations are facing digital threats – what can a holistic security or protection look like?

Organised by Digital Defenders Partnership
16:00-17:30 CEST (UTC +2)Civil Society – Government Dialogue: the Americas

An interactive dialogue between regional civil society and supportive international governments on the state of human rights on the internet

Organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Guatemala City and The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
16:00-17:30 CEST (UTC +2)Civil Society – Government Dialogue: Europe and Eurasia

An interactive dialogue between regional civil society and supportive international governments on the state of human rights on the internet

Organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade and European Center for Not-for-Profit law (ECNL)
16:30-17:30 CEST (UTC +2)A Vision for Universal, sustainable access 

The role of broadband policy in addressing the climate crisis in the context of planning for universal, affordable internet access 

Organised by Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) in collaboration with Sida 

Monday 10 may

08:00-09:30 CEST (UTC +2)Civil Society – Government Dialogue: Asia and the Pacific

An interactive dialogue between regional civil society and supportive international governments on the state of human rights on the internet

Organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Human Rights Watch
09:00-09:30 CEST (UTC +2)How can space empower people? 

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

Organised by Swedish National Space Agency
10:00-11:00 CEST (UTC +2)The potential of collaboration for wider digital impact
 

The session will highlight the importance of collaboration to promote free open and secure internet connectivity post pandemic period

Organised by SPIDER, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University
10:00-11:30 CEST (UTC +2)Civil Society – Government Dialogue: MENA region

An interactive dialogue between regional civil society and supportive international governments on the state of human rights on the internet

Organised by: Embassy of Sweden in Tunis and Access Now
10:00-11:30 CEST (UTC +2)Civil Society – Government Dialogue: Sub-Saharan Africa

An interactive dialogue between regional civil society and supportive international governments on the state of human rights on the internet

Organised by: Embassy of Sweden in Abuja, ARTICLE 19, and ICNL
10:00-11:00 CEST (UTC +2)Elections – Internet Regulation and Information Integrity

This session will identify emerging trends and challenges to electoral integrity in Africa within the fast-evolving context of digital information regulation

Organised by International IDEA, CIVICUS, and EISA
11:45-12:45 CEST (UTC +2)Connecting the Unconnected: Workings of a community network 

The session will discuss how communities are addressing social and digital disparity which became apparent due to the pandemic

Organised by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) + local partners: Janastu/Servlots (India), Coolab (Brazil) and La Difference/Pamojanet (DRC)
12:10-12:40 CEST (UTC +2)Get to know the Digital Safety Clinic

We will share information about how to receive real-time support and advice from our team and welcome all your digital security questions.

Organised by Access Now Digital Security Helpline, Internews, DefendDefenders, Digital Defenders Partnership, CiviCERT