09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
As Nigeria enters its third decade as a democracy, how can it both consolidate and deepen its democracy? What roles can civil society, the government, the public, and the international community play in accelerating this process?
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The rapid proliferation of censorship and surveillance technology around the world is threatening human rights. These technologies are no longer limited to countries who have the resources and technical capabilities to build them from scratch. Authoritarian governments across the globe are acquiring state of the art repression technology at an alarming rate. These technologies are then used to target journalists and human rights defenders, stifle free speech, and undermine democracy.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Elsa Marie D’Silva discussed how storytelling and tools like Safecity can give women a voice, build solidarity, and organize women to take political action.