Session 8: ICTs to achieve broader public-policy objectives

Moderator: Jean Paul Simon | Discussant: Christoph Stork Leveraging big data to support measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals Thavisha Perera-Gomez, Sriganesh Lokanathan slides | paper | policy-brief Recommendations: Explore public-private partnerships The current data ecosystem may need to be expanded to include other entities that produce/generate data outside the traditional system Read more

Session 6: Platforms and their potential

Moderator: Wallace Chigona | Discussant: Phet Sayo Understanding the factors influencing the take-off of online freelancing in Sri Lanka Suthaharan Perampalam, Helani Galpaya, Laleema Senanayake slides | paper | policy-brief Increase awareness Campaigns Featuring successful freelancers Showcase flexible working hours a positive Increase skills Digital skills Freelancing skills Create knowledge sharing peer Read more

Session 5: Strategies for inclusion

Moderator: Nirmita Narasimhan | Discussant: Ashok Jhunjhunwala Can public Wi-Fi really help redress digital inequality, and if so, how? Emerging lessons from South Africa’s diverse implementations Christopher Geerdts, Alison Gillwald slides | paper | policy-brief Recommendations: Use your Universal Service Funds Here Embed in National Plans Wi-Fi is part of broader approach Read more