IRPC updates and opportunities

Lee W McKnight lmcknigh at
Wed Nov 23 02:47:38 EET 2022


I wanted to 1st introduce to IRP-C friends Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, previously with ACLU-New York, and the UN, who will be in Ethiopia with myself and fellow Syracuse University colleagues Prof. Danielle Smith and doctoral student Jane Appiah-Okyere.

And, I wanted to make IRPCers aware of 3 sessions we (Syracuse University & Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, led by Wisdom Donkor and Kwaku Antwi, also cc’d) have organized for IGF, under the Theme 'Connecting all Peoples and Safeguarding Human Rights.’ Timing works for folks to attend IRPC and these sessions too if of interest. And you should stop by our booth/we will stop by IRPC’s too : ).

See some of you in Addis Ababa, and more online.

IGF 2022 Town Hall #33 Understanding digital policy demands of rural and urban poor

Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 (07:45 UTC) - Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 (08:45 UTC)

Room: Large Briefing Room

IGF 2022 WS #162 Rural Community Networks, Electricity and Digital inclusion

Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (06:30 UTC) - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (08:00 UTC)Add to Calendar

Room CR2

IGF 2022 Launch / Award Event #83 Africa Rural Community Network Support Programme

Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (06:30 UTC) - Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (07:30 UTC)

Room CR5

From: Meri Baghdasaryan <meri.baghdasaryan at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 2:19 PM
To: IRP Coalition <irp at>
Subject: IRPC updates and opportunities

Dear IRPC community,

We hope this email finds you well. Below we present recent IRPC updates and opportunities.

IGF 2022:

IGF 2022 is around the corner! Mark your calendars for IRPC sessions at IGF 2022:

Day 2: 13.50 - DC Main Session: Our Digital Future: How IGF Dynamic Coalitions support the Global Digital Compact

The IRPC will be joining the panel in the second part of the session: “The contribution of DC priorities, activities and outcomes to the UN Secretary-General’s Global Digital Compact (GDC) and the WSIS+20 Review”

Day 3

11.15 -  [DC] Access & participation as enablers of digital human right<>s

17.30 - [TH #96] Safeguarding human rights with a free and open internet<>

If you are at the IGF onsite, don’t forget to visit IRPC’s booth at the IGF Village.


  *   The IRPC is co-organizing an in-person workshop, the Quantum Constitutionalism Workshop: Law and Governance for the Quantum Age, that will take place in Bremen, Germany on November 7-8, 2022. If you are in the area, please let the organizers know through the website<>. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplines (such as computer science, law, political science, etc.) to develop a research agenda focusing on the future rollout of quantum technologies such as quantum cryptography and the impact these might have on human rights. Outputs will be shared through this newsletter.
  *   The Center for AI and Digital Policy is accepting applications for AI Policy Clinic<>’s Spring 2023 cohort. Interested candidates may fill out this form <>  by November 15, 2022.
  *   SMEX announced an inaugural Fellowship on Technology and Human Rights<>. Bilingual (Arabic/English) applicants from or with significant ties to the MENA region and interested in research and/or mobilisation on such topics as freedom of expression, digital surveillance, Internet shutdowns, business and human rights, climate change and technology and so forth are encouraged to apply by December 11, 2022. This part-time and paid fellowship is envisaged to begin in early 2023.

Best regards,

Meri Baghdasaryan

(on behalf of IRPC Steering Committee)

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