The city of Paris will once again on November, 14, 2019, be playing host to thousands of global stakeholders who work at the intersection of Governance and Technology. The event which will be holding at Palais Brongniart in Paris will parade policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors, civil society leaders and other renowned stakeholders in governance to discuss, debate, deliberate, analyze and make recommendations on how new technologies can help shape public services. The event is run under the patronage of France’s President, Emmanuel Macron and convened over 3000 participants and very important world leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres in its first edition that held in November, 2018. Expression Now Human Rights Initiatve (“Expression Now”), a Nigeria-based notfor- profit NGO which specializes in promotion and protection of online expressions and holding governments accountable via digital frontiers will be duly represented at the global event. Albert Iyamu, the Communication Officer of Expression Now stated that using technology to advance the cause of governance and democracy is now more important than any other time in history. Iyamu believes that given that technology has now become an integral part of our lives as a people, discussing how technology advances the cause of governance is one of the most important discussions that can happen anywhere around the world these times. Some of the topics expected to be discussed include Digital Inclusion, Data Governance, Security, Safety and Stability. In her view, Adanomo Olaye who is the Government Relations Officer of the organisation stated that for the President of France to be directly involved in the event shows the need for young public leaders to the lead in championing advancing democracy through technology.
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