Public Policy Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Wikimedia Foundation
Amalia Toledo is a Public Policy Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Wikimedia Foundation and an independent expert examining how the development of technology and policy can impact and benefit the exercise of human rights and gender equality. She has contributed to national and international policy initiatives and has presented in various global, regional, and national spaces on a range of internet policy and human rights issues. In addition, she has researched and written on access to knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy, cybersecurity, surveillance, and the relationship between gender and technology.
This interactive session will enable panellists to discuss varied digital inclusion efforts in their unique contexts in order to together derive a more nuanced view of digital divides and inclusion efforts. It will enable participants to draw on empirical lessons from research and practice to recalibrate their focus on promoting access to rather promoting meaningful, equitable access - or digital equality - while also addressing the risks that accompany access to and use of digital technologies.