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Foundations for trust: Multi-stakeholder governance for the data economy
As the digital economy has expanded globally, an increasingly complex, geographically diverse group of stakeholders has become active in the data ecosystem. However, traditional concepts of governance based on national sovereignty or strict multilateralism do not take into account these dynamics. At the same time, various participatory or deliberative approaches to governing data are being tested around the world to facilitate greater inclusion of the affected communities and potential users of the data. Users may be public or private entities but they may also be the affected communities themselves.

The World Development Report, Data for Better Lives, argues that a multi-stakeholder approach to data governance is better equipped to govern the complex data ecosystem in a transparent, inclusive, and distributed way, which reflects the interests of all key stakeholders. This approach is aligned conceptually with the successful application of multi-stakeholder processes designed to govern the internet. And it is an essential component of the “trust framework” that strengthens the social contract around data use.

This webinar will discuss successful examples of multistakeholder governance models and the implications of sustaining such models. The discussion builds on the World Development Report and aims to deepen our understanding of how to promote multi-stakeholder governance based on practical experience. It will feed into the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s Data Values Project which is a global policy consultation bringing together diverse perspectives, research and experience on major data challenges leading to a common agenda for collective advocacy.

Speakers include:
- Natalie Banner, Understanding Patient Data Lead at the Wellcome Trust
- Mariana Varese, Director of Amazonia
- Stefaan Verhulst, Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer at the GovLab
- More speakers to be announced soon.

Sep 28, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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