Since its inception, the internet has been an unparalleled element both for democracy and repression. As the pace of digitalization accelerates, how we work, education, use healthcare, engage with government & govern, and more is increasingly online.
Yet, half of all humanity remains unconnected and are being left behind just by staying where they are; still more people live in countries which are oppressive or without the policy frameworks needed to protect their rights online; leverage strict censorship, and where the spread of digital authoritarianism marches ever forward.
Mission : The CSCIS Centre for Digital Democracy’s mission is to ensure that technologies and their advancement, serve, preserve and strengthen democratic values, institutions and processes. CSCIS through its Digital Democracy Initiative advocates and promotes the safeguarding of privacy, civil and human rights.
The world’s governments must come together to strengthen democracy and human rights online.
CSCIS leads an initiative that brings together representatives from governments, NGO’s, organizations, private sector players, academia, the technology industry and civil society to make technology and associated governance work for democracy and human rights.