By Sarah Forland
April 4, 2023

Collective Action from the Technology for Democracy Cohort affiliated with the Summit for Democracy

The Technology for Democracy Cohort co-leads Estonia, the United Kingdom, and Access Now, together with the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America, Open Data Charter, Accountability Lab, the Digital Forensic Research Lab at the Atlantic Council, and Internet Society convened in Washington, D.C. on March 30th to discuss priority action areas in the field of technology for democracy and how to encourage opportunities for cross-sector collaboration among open societies beyond this year’s Summit for Democracy.

The event convened 21 speakers and panelists representing cross-sector perspectives to increase understanding of priority action areas identified by the cohort—using technology to support open and secure access to the Internet, strengthening digital public infrastructure, and advancing technology for good governance.

Paul Butler, President of New America, welcomed the assembled guests and online viewers, and USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman provided opening remarks calling for continued collaboration to advance a global digital governance model supported by democratic values and respect for human rights

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