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Workshop 1


Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | 10:00 - 11:30 |


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e-Governance for the social inclusion of marginalised communities

e-Governance has been successful in managing the digitization of the government processes. It has the power to socially include the marginalized communities for decision making, resource sharing, voice raising, and other aspects of society. Better usage of technologies and a lesser involvement of humans will mean that biasness towards the marginalized communities will be less. This argument is further enhanced by the usage of disruptive technologies like Blockchain, IoT, Social Media, Cybersecurity, etc. Personal attacks and exploitation of people from marginalized communities can be stopped with the efficient execution of e-Governance practices.

The workshop covers up various topics related to the usage of e-Governance for Social Inclusion of Marginalised Communities. It covers up presentations on topics like financial inclusion, women empowerment, health improvement, removal of barriers to using government services, usage of social media, the inclusion of trans-genders in public administration, and the role of disruptive technologies in managing marginalized communities. This interactive workshop will be helpful for policy-makers, researchers, academicians, politicians, and people from marginalized communities.


OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • Discuss the inclusion of marginalised communities around the world;
  • Communicate the role of technology for social inclusion of marginalized communities;
  • Analyse case studies for the successful integration of marginalised communities through e-Governance.

FORMAT

The workshop will comprise of 3 online sessions of 30 min each in this 100 min workshop. The tentative schedule for the workshop is as follows:

  • Introduction to Workshop
  • E-Governance & Marginalized Communities
  • Role of Disruptive Technologies in E-Governance
  • Case Studies on Inclusion of Marginalised Communities across the world
  • Closing Remarks

At the end of the workshop, an interactive activity will be organized for the participants in the form of a quiz related to the topic covered.

SESSION CHAIRS & SPEAKERS


Rajan Gupta
University of Delhi
Saibal Kumar Pal
Defence Research & Development Organization

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