Open Government in the Digital Age: Restoring the Strength of Democratic States in a New Era

10:30 - 11:50
Room 206, Shaw Centre

We want to discuss how the strength of open democratic government can be pushed in terms of outcome and efficiency (e.g. E-Government and open data projects), in terms of fairness and inclusion, but also as regarding economic success in the digital age. Outcomes: Igniting the insight and enthusiasm for digitization not just as one of the major challenges, but one of the major opportunities for open democratic governments. The session could inspire a roadmap for how to strengthen open democratic rule of law states in the digital age. The participants should discuss experiences and examples how digitization has helped their open democratic government to succeed in various aspects, such as (1) highlighting the opportunities of the digital age for open, democratic and rule of law governments; (2) refuting the assumption that in the digital age, autocratic states are superior to democracies with their more complex decision processes. The fishbowl format will allow us to take a 360 degree view on these matters.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: German Federal Chancellery

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Fishbowl

Speakers

Dorothee Bär, State Minister for Digitization of Germany, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Canada, Henri Verdier, Digital Ambassador of France, Ben Scott, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Luminate, Dorothy Gordon, Chair of Information for All Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Ghana

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