• 27/05/2024
  • 13:45 - 14:45 CEST
  • STATION Berlin

UNICEF ‘Digital (Re:) Public Goods: Putting the Next Generation in Charge’ at re:publica 2024

About re:publica

re:publica Berlin is the most important conference for the digital society in Germany. It focuses on the exchange of knowledge and networking of people on digital policy issues. This promotes innovation and synergies between civil society, (net) politics, (traditional) companies, technology, science and (pop) culture. Participants include representatives from politics, NGOs, start-ups, media & marketing as well as well-known bloggers, activists, hackers, artists and social media experts. This year’s conference will take place under the motto ‘Who cares?’ from 27 – 29 May 2024 at STATION Berlin.

Session with UNICEF ‘Digital (Re:) Public Goods: Putting the Next Generation in Charge’

The UN estimates that 70% of the Sustainable Development Goals are based on digital solutions. It is therefore important that young people have a say in their digital future. Digital public goods (DPGs), including open source software, open AI systems, open data and open content repositories, are key to sustainable development and better digital inclusion of young people. DPGs promote transparency, local participation and collaboration. They help countries worldwide to develop a digital public infrastructure for health, education and other important areas.

Our experts from the UNICEF Venture Fund, Xcapit (a UNICEF-supported startup from Argentina) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offer exciting insights into the international processes, the development of open ecosystems and the alignment of digital transformation with the SDGs. Learn how these efforts are paving the way for a sustainable, equitable digital future for all.

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