Meeting Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind

The Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind (50 members) meets regularly to discuss issues, dilemmas and opportunities related to this theme.

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Due to the measures taken by the Dutch government considering the coronavirus outbreak, Partos and The Spindle take their responsibility. Therefore: 

  • The Meeting Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind will take place digitally. Participants who already subscribed will receive an e-mail with further information. If you didn’t subscribe yet, this is still possible.
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In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all – where no one is left behind. In practice, achieving this goal by 2030 means: taking explicit action to end extreme poverty, hold back inequalities and fast-track progress for the furthest behind. Enough reasons for The Spindle to establish the Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind.

The Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind consists of organisations and actors in the field of development cooperation. They develop, share and promote knowledge, innovative solutions and policies that contribute to ending poverty and exclusion. The Platform (+/- 50 members) meets regularly to discuss several issues related to the topic Leave No One Behind.

The topic of the upcoming meeting on March 24
When working with digital technologies, it is essential that the digital security of the groups and people these digital technologies affect is ensured. This is especially important in the field of international development as NGOs often work in international contexts with sensitive topics and in areas where safeguarding the security of those people who you work with is crucial.  The way we handle our data, and the considerations we take regarding data security, are determining factors to the kind of digital ecosystem we create and whether we foster a digital environment conducive to Leaving No One Behind!

During this session, we’ll explore the importance of digital security when working with people and sensitive contexts in international development. Encouraging the building of digital security and ensuring its place in the digital agendas of Dutch development organisations. Join us in this session and help us reflect on how meaningful digital security can be achieved!

This session includes presentations by:

  • Gigi Pasco Ong-Alok from COC: we’ll explore the inclusive and exclusive boundaries of digital space in fragile and repressive contexts, by focusing on two cases. We will also dive into the different roles Dutch NGOs and partners should/can play in navigating digital spaces and safeguarding digital security. While the emphasis of digital security is often on building awareness on protection, this session ventures to explore how technology provides opportunities to enable citizen action, even within restricted spaces.  
  • Ab Spaan from PAX will elaborate on the necessity of security of data and how working in the cloud can help.
  • Melanie Rieback from Radically Open Security will talk about digital security.
  • Soraya Bouwmeester from Aidsfonds will present on how to use data in innovative, responsible, safe and inclusive ways when you are collaborating with partners.

Practical details:
Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Time: 15.00 – 17.00

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