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Silja Leinonen

Silja Leinonen

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Digital Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland

Silja Leinonen is a Senior Development Policy Advisor for Innovation and Digital Development at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland focusing on thematic advisory in these fields. She has strong experience in innovation policy, startup ecosystems and strategic foresight from Finland and Southeast Asia.


Promoting Meaningful, Equitable Internet Access

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.