Giving Compass’ Take:
• Lina Srivastava at Medium argues how it is time to contemplate politics and the role and influence of movements on aid and development and expand the conversation to racism as well when it comes to tech and digital media.
• How are you advancing equality in technological development? Why is it especially crucial during a pandemic?
• Here’s an article highlighting health apps during the coronavirus pandemic.
When I first received an invitation a few weeks ago to speak at the Technology Salon event “How Can Funders Support COVID-19 Digital Response?”, the conversation in global development was dominated (understandably) by the effects on the sector of COVID-19. Discussions between February-May 2020 c entered on new and sudden challenges faced by NGOs and communities brought on by the pandemic — and explored the need, benefits, and long-term drawbacks of emergency, targeted, short-term responses from funders and sector leaders.
Over the past few weeks, the global conversation about the effects of COVID-19 has been joined by the global uprising for Black Lives. The Salon — the last in a series inviting dialogue on ethical deployment of data and technology to allay pandemic-related damage to the sector and to those served — fell on a day when protests were rising in cities around the world. The event posed an opportunity to speak more comprehensively about intersectional challenges brought on by these two issues. In our pre-Salon prep call just before the event, Linda Raftree, Salon co-founder and one of my frequent collaborators, invited speakers to round out our comments with what was “happening right now outside our windows” — and specifically to address decolonization in the aid and development sector.
Read the full article about how funders support digital response by Lina Srivastava at Medium.
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