International Cooperations Officer, Cyber Security Authority
Emmanuella Ntim Darkwah is an International Cooperations Officer at the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Ghana. Her role entails being the focal point for all internal and external communication with partners such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integrations in Ghana, Freedom Online Coalition, Council of Europe, United Nations and the Security Governance Initiative, among others. She is currently honing her skills in cyber diplomacy and is among the first cohort of the Women in Cyber Fellowship. Furthermore, she has actively participated in the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group on Developments in ICT in the context of International Security and the FOC Task Force on Digital Equality. Prior to working with the CSA, Emmanuella worked with organizations like the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and with media houses in Kenya and Ghana.
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.