Creating a platform for dialogue around issues of Internet governance, human rights online, and future of the Internet since 2016.
Digital Citizen Summit aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss issues relating to Internet governance, human rights online, and the future of the Internet. Four main thematic areas drive the discussions – Access, Freedom of Expression, Privacy, and Digital Literacy and empowerment. Policymakers, civil society organisations, private players, academics, government representatives, and users are invited to discuss the myriad issues facing the digital world at this annual summit.
Digital Citizen Summit seeks to become the South Asia equivalent of other forums like Internet Governance Forum and APRIGF. Care has been taken that minorities – whether that be gender, sexual, ethnic, or people with disabilities are represented on panels and the issues they face are brought to the fore. So far, the summit has seen representations from eight countries —Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Argentina, and South Africa.