Youth and Digital Transformation: Challenges to media literacy and active citizenship

 
The Digital Communication Network Global and the Portulans Institute invite you to an online discussion about the 2022 edition of the Network Readiness Index (NRI) focusing on the role of youth in the process of Digital Transformation. This webinar will explore issues related to media literacy and active citizenship, including the importance of formal education, trust and social media in fostering youth engagement. 
Register here and join us!
 
Network Readiness Index 2022 
During the first part of the discussion, the Portulans Institute will present key findings and highlights from the Network Readiness Index 2022
First launched with the World Economic Forum in 2002, and redesigned in 2019, the NRI is an in-depth analysis of 131 countries’ performance across four dimensions of digital readiness – technology, people, governance, and impact – using 58 different indicators. 
The 2022 report, titled ‘Stepping into the new digital era: how and why digital natives will shape the world’, is published by the Portulans Institute and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. 
 
During the second part of the event, well-known speakers from all over the world will open the discussion and will try to explore questions such as: 

  • Digital Natives are the future, but how future-ready are digital natives?
  • Does today’s formal education provide young people with required skills and competencies for an increasingly digital world? 
  • Is technology going to amplify digital divides rather than closing them?
  • What is the importance of appropriate tech and data governance policies in fostering trust and driving better engagement?
  • Are digital natives increasingly concerned about privacy from governments and corporations?
  • What is the future of social media and online communities from the Gen Z perspective? 

 
Speakers:

  • Rafael Escalona Reynoso, CEO and Secretary for the Board of Directors, Portulans Institute, USA
  • Nikos Panagitou, President, DCN Global, Greece
  • Alexandre Le Voci Sayad, Co-Chair of the International Steering Committee, UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance, Brazil
  • Bibi C. Reisdorf, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Mariam Chaduneli, Senior Policy Associate, Project Manager of the NRI, Portulans Institute, UK
  • Mevlut Katik, Media and Communications Expert, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

The discussion will be moderated by Raashi Saxena, DCN Global team member, Asia
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