T20 India 2023

TF-2: Our Common Digital Future: Affordable, Accessible and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure

This Task Force will discuss how the G20 countries can incubate a framework for global digital commons. It will ideate how technology can be made affordable and accessible, and work towards an interoperable system for payments, lending, and entrepreneurship. It will also look at ways Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) can support the broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How can DPI be made inclusive, trustworthy, and serve global good? The taskforce will also consider the importance of open source and open APIs for accountable and equitable digital evolution across various sectors that are rapidly digitalising. It will also discuss how to ensure that supply chains that support the digital global commons are uninterrupted, resilient, and decentralised. It will discuss how to promote inclusive entrepreneurship, jobs, and livelihoods in the digital domain. Workstreams:
  • Affordable & Accessible Digital Public Infrastructure
  • Digital Financial Inclusion and Social Protection
  • Interoperability of Digital Services and Standard Setting
  • Digital Entrepreneurship, Skills, and Jobs
CHAIRS:
  • Sharad Sharma, iSPIRT, Bengaluru
  • Anirban Sarma, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Kolkata
Co-CHAIRS:
  • Astha Kapoor, Aapti Institute, India
  • Anbumozhi Venkatachalam,The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Indonesia
  • Baratang Miya, Girlhype Women Who Code, South Africa
  • Erin Watson, Griffith Asia Instate and Baker & York, Australia
  • Gulshan Rai, VIF and former National Cyber Security Coordinator, India
  • Mansi Kedia, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, India
  • Manjeet Kripalani, Gateway House, India
  • Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, India
  • Paul Samson, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
  • Pencho Kuzev, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany
  • Rajat Kathuria, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, India
  • Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru, India
  • Ramiro Albrieu, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth, Argentina
  • Stephanie Diepeveen, ODI, United Kingdom
  • Suhono Harso Supangkat, Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Center, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Urvashi Aneja, Digital Futures Lab, India
  • Venkatesh Hariharan, Free and Open Source Software Foundation (FOSS United), India
  • Vidhi Madaan Chadda, TERI School of Advanced Studies, India

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