Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy

DCD PROGRAM GOAL:

PCI's Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Initiative was launched in 2020 to encourage constructive relationships and information-sharing among governments, individuals, and civil society organizations to support the successful implementation of the recommendations of the UN High Level Panel for Digital Cooperation.

Kristin Little, DCD Fellow

Bringing over a decade of experience at the World Bank, Kristin leads PCI's Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy initiative to connect its partners, assess the current state of digital cooperation, and propose news ways to leverage PCI's expertise and network toward DCD goals.

DCD Projects

  • Address the recommendations of the report from the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
  • Use the Internet as a tool for collaboration, dialogue, and deliberation among nations, stakeholders, and individuals
  • Foster partnerships among governments, civil society, and organizations
  • Encourage open sharing of results, lessons, code, and other deliverables

IN PROGRESS

Sustainable Development Goals

#Connect2Thrive

Sept. 24 was Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Day at [email protected], but the work is just beginning — find out how you can join us in taking action toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

EU HQ

Hasso-Plattner Institute Design Project on Digital Cooperation & Diplomacy

The Advanced Project tackles one question: How can we strengthen cooperation in an era of digital interdependence?

Sustainable Development Goals

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Part of PCI's role is gathering information and resources on the latest in policy and governance. Find out more about what the experts are saying about DCD.

Project Updates:

Sustainable Development Goals

PCI to Co-produce [email protected] Conference

Palo Alto, CA, Sept. 23, 2020 — People-Centered Internet, a California-based 501(c)3 organization with a mission to “put humanity at the center of the Internet,” is co-hosting [email protected], and Mei Lin Fung is Chairing the Opening Day. Our Founding Chair, Vint Cerf will be part of the event from 8 to 10 a.m. and make closing remarks at 9:45 am Eastern.

The event is free to attend and kicks off with Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Day on Thursday, Sept. 24 and closes on Oct. 2. As part of the celebration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary, speakers from across the globe will usher in a new era for a personal commitment to acting on science, technology, and art in an interconnected and interdependent way.

The goal of the dialogues is to shift the culture of science to be more human, and to share our hopes and inspiration so that each of our actions on the micro scale will lead to a macro effect.

The Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Day session is divided into three acts: The Art of Learning, The Art of Health, and The Science of Thriving. Dozens of leaders from across the public and private sector will present their perspectives on how to bring art and humanity to the center of progress. Their expertise and priorities will help guide forward the vision and priorities for executing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

People-Centered Internet is uniquely positioned to co-host this event by leveraging changemakers and resources from across sectors and nations — all while keeping our people-centered vision at the heart of the conversation.

The culmination of the event is a call to action for volunteers to “Connect to Thrive” and bring expertise and resources to this momentous effort. PCI encourages attendees to use the hashtag #Connect2Thrive to tune into updates and conversation.

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PCI launches new Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Initiative

As PCI’s leaders remind us every day, the Internet was created by people, to connect people. This people-centered, cooperative essence permeates its history and at PCI, we want it to guide its future. Today, with the launch of our new Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Initiative, PCI is committing to continuing on that path. By creating worldwide connections, facilitating critical conversations to solve today’s problems, and designing and imagining a people-centered future of the Internet, PCI’s new DCD Initiative seeks to follow in the footsteps of the originators of the Internet and harness their spirit of cooperation for a new age of connectedness.

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People-Centered Internet announces Kristin Little as Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Fellow

Palo Alto, CA, April 3, 2020 — People-Centered Internet, a California-based 501(c)3 organization with a mission to “put humanity at the center of the Internet,” announced the appointment of Kristin Little as Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy Fellow for a new “Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy” initiative. PCI’s Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy (“DCD”) initiative builds on the

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