Technology and Social Justice Community: Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In an age of increased transparency and unprecedented commitments to racial and social justice, a broader set of stakeholders from industry, philanthropy and government recognize that building a just and cohesive world amid fast-paced technology change requires stronger engagement with people, communities and organizations in civil society. For these decision makers, it's no longer "why" but "how" to involve civil society and citizens in the governance of technologies that impact everyone.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology and Social Justice Community is a multi-stakeholder community for driving stakeholder responsibility for social justice in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – through collective action and evidence with civil society on the design, deployment, use and governance of technology. Co-led by Forum partners, the community works to build the business case for civil society engagement in technology governance and accelerate co-design and public action with civil society in three areas: connectivity; collective intelligence; and design equity.

The Platform for Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods

Driving multi-stakeholder action on climate, food systems, sustainable development investment, technological innovation, and other areas in the decade for delivery, the Platform for Shaping Global Public Goods works at the intersection of social justice, sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals: in catalysing innovation, accelerating communities of action and driving equity and social justice in SDG action and impact. Through collective action with industry, government, international organizations and civil society, the platform drives and supports action initiatives including the UpLink COVID Social Justice Challenge and Cohort, the Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion, the Global Future Council on Human Rights, and the Lighthouse Projects on Social Justice and Sustainability.

Steering Committee

Louise James, Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

Catalina Escobar, Chief Strategy Officer, Makaia

Rebecca Masisak, Chief Executive Officer, TechSoup

Nana Afadzinu, Executive Director, WACSI

Expert Advisors

Aarathi Krishnan, Humanitarian Futures and Foresight Advisor

Alexa Koenig, UC Berkeley Human Rights Center

Blair Glencorse, Accountability Lab

Dragana Kaurin, Localization Lab

Edafe Onerhime, Data Strategy, Data Standards, Data Governance

Glen Tarman, Full Fact

Kat Duffy, Internews

Kathy Peach, NESTA   

Koketso Moeti, amandla.mobi

Lauren Bradford, Radical Flexibility Fund

Linda Raftree, MERL Tech

Mark Latonero, Partnership on AI

Mike Miller, Social Science Research Council

Nani Jansen Reventlow, Digital Freedom Fund

Nanjira Sambuli, UN High Panel for Digital Cooperation

Panthea Lee, Reboot

Rhodri Davies, Charities Aid Foundation

Sam Gregory, WITNESS

Tanya O'Carroll, Amnesty International

Virginia Eubanks, University of Albany, SUNY

For more information, please contact:

David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society and Social Justice, Platform for Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods

Prerana Pakhrin Misrahi, Communications Specialist, Society & Innovation, Platform for Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods

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