Global Communication, global Information – Who manages Knowledge and Innovation? Who are the Beneficiaries?

Sub-Plenary Session 1
October 6, 14:30 – 16:00, Venue: Neue Mälzerei/Elysium

The Sub-Plenary “Global Communication, global Information” puts the spot on digitalization being on the one hand the premise for the global perspective on communication and information as well as the overarching label for its building blocks data, communication, information, connectivity and in a broader sense knowledge management as well as innovation processes.

Digitalization and Good Governance:
The interdependency between todays (good) governance systems and the pros and cons of the digital era will be reviewed. Concretized: What are the framework conditions that lead to transparency, participation, cooperation and accountability as defined in “Open Government”? What regulation is required to protect data privacy and to warrant informational self-determination?

Digitalization and the role of Public-Private-Partnership:
The OECD’s „Recommendation of the Council on Digital Government Strategies“ will be presented and discussed and the cultural shift explained that transforms approaches from being „citizen-centered” to „citizen-driven”. How can civil society, how the private sector together with governments push for better performance and responsiveness and ensure public value as well as citizen’s trust in public sector reforms.

Digitalization and Global Governance:
Digital technologies and globalization trigger certain requirements on governance systems. OECD is one global governance response. Yet an-other one is the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Experts will discuss challenges and benefits of the OGP.

Rolf Alter, OECD, France

Hania Farhan, World Wide Web Foundation, UK

Claudia Schwegmann, Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany

Tilman Altenburg, DIE, Germany

Promita Sengupta, GIZ, Bangladesh

Lea Gimpel, GIZ, Berlin

Franz von Weizsäcker, GIZ, Bonn


Arlett Stojanovic, GIZ, Germany

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