How technology can support refugees (podcast episode)
In this episode of the Starts at the Top podcast, the hosts talk to Raj Burman, Techfugees CEO, and Nowar Rahmouni, social media community builder and writer, and Communications Officer at Techfugees Lebanon about the role technology can play to support refugees.
Building Anti-Racist Technology & Culture (webinar recording)
In this All Tech is Human July 15, 2020 webinar, Mutale Nkonde (CEO of AI for the People and Standford Digital Society Lab fellow) and Charlton Mcllwain (author of Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter & Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development at NYU) discussed the challenges and opportunities in implementing anti-racist technology.
2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics (webinar recording)
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy's Nov 3-4, 2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics brought together a range of cultural, social and structural perspectives on the ethical issues relating to digital information technologies, with the aim of broadening the approach of digital and AI ethics.
Digital literacy in the sector, some backgrounders
You can search this site and find various research reports and useful information about digital literacy in our sector. But a one-page summary can come in handy some times. In this post I've compiled a number of reports, webinar recordings, and other resources to get you started.
Our Social Dilemma: Confronting Online Harms in Canada (webinar recording)
On October 15th, the Ryerson Leadership Lab held a panel discussion and Q&A on the Government of Canada’s recent proposal for new legislation to address illegal online content, and what we should do to develop regulatory solutions while protecting the rights and freedoms of Canadians.
Digital Equity: How Will Rapid Digitization Impact Migrant and Refugee Inclusion? (webinar recording)
I was honoured to be asked to participate in the recent MPI Europe conference Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion (SI4RI): Sowing Innovation in the Cracks of Crisis.
Digital Transformation: How do we skill for inclusive innovation (webinar recording)
This webinar kicked off the official launch of the Skills for the Post-Pandemic World research series by Diversity Institute, the Future Skills Centre, and the Government of Canada. The webinar shared findings, insights from industry leaders, and explored digital transformation, innovation and alternative pathways for digital skills.
Social media use in migration research (webinar recording)
Communication and information are an essential component of people’s lives. For migrants, the need to communicate and access information is essential to successfully complete their journeys, keep connected with family and friends back home, make new connections in their host country and access the right information to ease the transition into the host country.
Creating baseline digital competencies and infrastructure in the immigrant and refugee-serving sector
In a hybrid service delivery model with baseline capabilities and competencies, each Frontline Practitioner, Manager, Director, Executive Director/CEO, and newcomer should have the same understanding of what a baseline hybrid service delivery model can offer. Consistency is key. SPOs can exceed this baseline, developing solutions beyond and above the baseline. They may have internal resources, or be connected to external resources (possibly shared among other agencies) to ensure that they have the capacity to provide an expected level of hybrid service delivery.