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TICTeC: The People Crafting the Tech Infrastructure of Democracy

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Panel discussion at the TICTeC Conference with six individuals seated on stage, a large screen behind them displaying a live Twitter feed and Slido.com interaction. The conference banner reads ‘The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference’ and a QR code is visible on the screen for audience engagement.
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Abdellatif Belmkadem (left) and Maurice Sayinzoga (second-from-left) participate in a panel discussion about how civic technology can help to create feedback loops between citizens and government to improve service delivery.

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The Future of the Internet is at Risk

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WSIS Panel

The future of the internet is at risk. Here’s what we’re doing to fix it.

Every year in Geneva, the various organizations that run the infrastructure of the Internet gather to exchange ideas and share challenges and best practices.…

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Senior Experience: Generative AI and Elections

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AI for Good

Editor's Note: Blog is written by Audrey Shiplett with introduction by Marley…

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Hello, World!

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Photo credit David Zawila via Unsplash

My name is Guthrie Kuckes and I’m delighted to be joining NDI’s Democracy and Technology team as a Program Associate focusing on digital resilience globally.

Growing up, I think my early perspective on politics was shaped by the news I…

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CiviCamp: a Learning Experience for All

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CiviCamp

In today’s interconnected world, effective organization and network engagement are crucial for the success of any organization. Managing relationships, contacts, events, and other stakeholders requires a robust and comprehensive…

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Hello, World!

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Hello, World! My name is Tristan and I’m thrilled to be a part of the DemTech team as the latest project assistant.

My journey working at the intersection of technology, politics, and policy began several years ago. At the start of my…

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Revolutionizing Civic Engagement: The Story of Islah.city in Morocco

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Abdellatif Belmkadem speaking at a podium.
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Abdellatif Belmkadem is a Moroccan civic technology enthusiast who is passionate about transforming the relationship between citizens and their cities. He is the founder of Islah.city and the National Institute of Innovation and Advanced Technology.

In Casablanca, Islah.city has taken root as a transformative initiative, reshaping how citizens engage with their local government. It is not just a tool for reporting issues; it is a catalyst for change and…

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Democracy @ Davos

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Moira in Davos

A last-minute set of circumstances led me to be able to attend events on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum this year. I wanted to share some thoughts, but first a disclaimer: these are based on being in and around Davos for the past…

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DemTech Wrapped 2023

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In a very "2023" move, I asked an AI chatbot to summarize the year in technology and democracy. Here's what it said:

"2023 became a crossroads for democracy and technology. Initiatives at the Summit for Democracy and elsewhere aimed to…

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Unpacking Participatory Democracy Tools

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A computer screen sits on a table in front of a window. On the computer screen, diverse faces are visible in an online video conferencing call.
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Image credit: Dalle 2

Editor's Note: This post was co-authored with Caitlyn Ramsey.

Citizen involvement in governance extends beyond just casting votes in elections; it’s an…

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