Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm: CDAC 2020 Public Forum: Session Four, Thu Oct 29, 2020

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This is a recording from the CDAC 2020 Annual Public Forum: Accountability in the Age of the Algorithm: Championing Pathways to Inclusion in Tech-Driven Futures, which was broadcast live on October 28, 2020. This is the fourth of five sessions, where we gathered some of the best minds to help us reimagine digital humanitarian policy.


Moderator: Laura Walker McDonald, Senior Director, Insights & Impact, DIAL.

Inclusion in Action: The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Beyond the Indicators: Communicating with Communities as an Expression of Freedom, Equality, and Solidarity. Speakers: Ana Celestial, Philip Lee, Lorenzo Vargas.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Advisory Group Digital humanitarianism – is this a force for good or an extension of the white person’s imagination? Speakers: Helani Galpaya, Maesy Angelina, Petrarca Karetji, Eranda Wijewickrama, Beth Eggleston.

Keynote speech: From aid to algorithms: decolonising is practice, not metaphor. Speaker: Anasuya Sengupta, founder of Whose Knowledge? has worked extensively on decolonising the Internet.

Plenary discussion of the above presentations and panels.

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