Section 1

Time Registration
0900 – 1000


Maple Magnolia
1000 – 1010 Welcome & Introduction by Digital Empowerment Foundation

The session will start with introduction of FNF and DEF. The session will give an overview of the summit. The session will also define the objectives of the summit and set the context for whole day. The session will start with focusing on four parameters of the summit – Access; Privacy, Freedom of Expression and Digital Literacy & Empowerment.

By: Osama Manzar, Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Ronald Meindurus, FNF

1010 – 1130 Inaugural Session

Digital Citizen Summit 2017: Access, Rights & Privacy
The opening session will kick off giving an overview about citizens’ digital rights; intersection of online and offline human rights and how they affect each other in our day-to-day lives by Moderator. Broadly, the panel discussion would follow an interactive ‘chat show’ format. A ‘core group’ of experts from different backgrounds will act as the main drivers for discussion, but supported by audience interaction, questions and comments. Each panelist has 5-7 minutes to deliberate upon the question asked.

1.            Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society (ISOC)
2.            Usha Ramanathan, Legal Researcher
3.            Chinmayi Arun, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University, Delhi
4.            Al-Amin Yusuph, UNESCO
5.            Carlos Rey Moreno, APC

Moderated by: Bishakha Datta, Point of View


Tea Break

1200-1230 Panel
Connecting India’s Billion by The Dialogue
Merged Session: Don’t Let It Stand: How do women deal with online abuse? & Curbing the freedom of expression for women in digital spaces by
Internet Democracy Project &
Feminism in India
Open Forum
Mobile campaigning for social change by Amnesty International India
1230 – 1300


1400   – 1430

Merged Session: Silencing Voices: Worrisome state of restricting religious and political dissent in the
sub-continent by Center for Social Activism (CSA) & Bytes For All


How to hold a Wikipedia edit-a – thon and reduce its gender gap by Feminism in India

Gram, IIT Mumbai representing rural connectivity
1430 – 1445

1445   – 1500


Merged Session: Feminist taking over of the web using ICTs by Hidden Pockets, Point of View & Feminism in India

1500 – 1530 Open Forum

Digital literacy as a tool for self- empowerment by F-infotech

1530 – 1600


1600   – 1630

Optimal access to financial infrastructure for sustainable growth of digital financial services:
Examining the role of regulation and competition by CUTS International


LibreRouter: A router for
community networks by community network by


Merged session: Social media’s complicated
relationship with sexual content and expression of LGBTQI and disabled persons By Hidden Pockets & Point of View

1645-1700 Open Forum

Open eGovernance Index by FMA

1700-1715 Open Forum

Accessibility & Technology for All by Society for Rehabilitation of the Visually Challenged

1730 -1900

Delhi Tech Talk by CCG

1900 – 2100

Networking Dinner

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