Workshop “Preventing Youth Violence through ICT” at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018
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The workshop “Preventing Youth Violence through ICT”, proposed to the organizing committee of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 has been selected from over 400 proposals to be part of the event to be held from 12 to 14 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
Panel - 60 Min
Human Rights, Gender & Youth
Organizer 1: Montserrat Vidal, Unesco
Organizer 2: Guilherme Canela Godoi , UNESCO
Speaker 1: Ana Lucia Lenis, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Divina FRAU-MEIGS, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Yeimy Munoz, Government, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 4: Fratti Sara, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 5: Kaaby Nour, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 6: Robert Muggah, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Adriana Erthal Abdenur
Peace and Security Coordinator in Igarape Institute
(PHD Princeton, AB Harvard)
She is also a productivity Scholar by the CNPq. Actis in the area of International Security Cooperation for Development and emerging Powers.
She is member of the Committee on Policy Development (CDP) of the UN ECOSOC. She was a fellow of the India China Institute and is a former fullbright Commission fellow. She has published recent articles in Newspapers and magazines : foreign affairs, Global Governance, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Peace Organization, Third World Quarterly, IDS Bulletin, Journal of Peacebuilding &Development, Brazilian journal & International Policy.
Latin America is the most dangerous region of the world, with more than 150,000 homicides per year. The high levels of violence, affect specially youth, not only as perpetrators, but also as victims. In 2017 Internet penetration in Latin America was of 66.1% (world average was of 53.1%). For that reason it is very important to have a discussion about the role of ICTs as pieces of the puzzle to prevent youth violence or to enhance it. In one hand violent groups are using the ICTs to make their violent acts, or to add more young people to their groups (Pandillas, Maras), but in other hand ICTs can be used to prevent violence. And also of great importance, how this incorporation of ICTs into youth violence prevention policies does not degenerate into a massive violation of digital privacy rights or in its manipulation for political repression purposes and violation of human rights. This should be discussed in a comparative perspective with other regions, where recruitment of young people, using ICTs, is in the center of the debate regarding extremism violence. The phenomena in LAC isn´t the same, but do have commonalities. How ICTs influence in youth violence in Latin America Region?
The session will be a panel with experts on this issue. The issues to discuss will be: -How violent groups are using ICTs to affect the youth? Some examples? - Is it possible to use Ict to prevent youth violence in the region? Some good policy examples? - Is it possible to include ICTs in youth violence prevention policies respecting the international standards of privacy and other human rights? -How realistic is -in the short term- that ICTs are well used to prevent youth violence by the governments with serious accusations of human rights violations by international organizations, like those of north triangle of Central America. -Questions and answers from the participants
The discussion will be held in panel format, with 5 speakers. The duration of the event will be of 60 minutes. Speakers will have a determined time to present the situation of their countries on their expertise. After that the moderator should promote the discussion among the speakers to know their points of view about the advantages and inconvenients the use of Ict could have on this issue. The moderator will lead the questions and answers of the attendants. The moderator will finish giving some conclusions of the meeting.
Speakers Will be balanced in terms of gender and institutional affiliation, as follows: Private Sector: Ana Lucia Lenis / Google Colombia Academia: Divina Frau-Meigs/ Sorbonne Paris Government: Yeymy Muñoz / director of INJUVE El Salvador Civil Society: Robert Muggah/ Igarapé Institute Civil Society: Sara Fratti/ Youth and Women chapter -ISOC Guatemala The moderators are Unesco members: Moderator (Andrés Morales) Remote moderator (Juan Pablo Ramírez) Rapporteur (Guilherme Canela)
The whole event can be broadcasted online, through UNESCO social media channels. Days before IGF the event will be announced to inform all the IGF attendants, especially to the participants of the LAC region. Consideration should be given to time difference for remote participation in LAC.. UNESCO offices in LAC will create a Social Media strategy to announce it in advance, to reach not only the IGF participants, but also participants that could not attend IGF, but are interested in the issue. A Link will be created to be able to broadcast. One person will be in charge of the online participants, to ensure equal online participation. A hashtag will be crated to use it during the event. The quantity of the online attendants and the reach the event will have, will be included in the final report.
The moderator will be the responsible to facilitate the discussion amongst the speakers, supported by the moderator of the online participants. To have a panel format will allow us to know the speakers experiences in their countries and after that the discussion will be promoted by the moderator who will handle the time of the participants too. After the presentation of the topics, the moderator will manage the time for answers and questions, always promoting a respectful treatment amongst the attendants. At the end, the moderator will have to give some conclusions related to the issues treated during the meeting. It is important to highlight, the moderator will be an expert from Latin America on this issue.
Paris, Francia 2018
Panel “Preventing Youth Violence Through ICTs”
Speaker 1: Ana Lucia Lenis, Google Colombia
Speaker 2: Divina FRAU-MEIGS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Speaker 3: Fratti Sara, Youth and Women Chapter ISOC
Speaker 4: Kaaby Nour, NET-MED Youth
Speaker 5: Adriana Abdenur, Igarape Institue Brasil
Speaker 6: Yeimy Muñoz, Injuve El Salvador (Remote participation)
Moderator: Andres Morales,
Unesco Specialist of the Social and Human Sciences Sector
Remote moderator: Juan Pablo Ramírez,
Unesco Specialist of the Social and Human Sciences Sector
Rapporteur: Guilherme Canela,
Unesco Advisor of Communication and Information
Welcome and introduction words – Moderator (5 Minutes)
Discussion with panellist of the following topics (35 Minutes)
How violent groups are using ICTs to affect the youth? Some examples?
Is it possible to use Ict to prevent youth violence in the region? Some good policy examples?
Is it possible to include ICTs in youth violence prevention policies respecting the international standards of privacy and other human rights?
How realistic is -in the short term- that ICTs are well used to prevent youth violence by the governments with serious accusations of human rights violations by international organizations, like those of north triangle of Central America.
Questions and answers from the participants (20 Mins)
|Type of Event||Category 7-Seminar and Workshop|
|Start||13.11.2018 08:00 local time|
|End||13.11.2018 20:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Morales, Andrés|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants|
|Link 1||IGF 2018 Call for Workshop Proposals|
|Link 2||IGF 2018|
|Link 3||IGF 2018 WS #410 Preventing Youth Violence Through ICTs|
|Link 4||More on "Preventing Violent Extremism"|