Creating and deploying open solutions on digital public goods for a more equitable world
Empodera Impact Stories talks to Lucy Harris and Liv Marte Norhaug, the Co-Leaders of the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), an initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary-General that facilitates the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods. The DPGA is co-hosted by UNICEF and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Prior to their involvement with the DPGA, Lucy led Community Development at the Mozilla Corporation and Liv led Norad’s Digital Empowerment Project.
The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods. The DPGA was co-founded by the Governments of Norway and Sierra Leone, UNICEF and the think-tank iSPIRT in 2019 in response to the report “The Age of Digital Interdependence”, released by the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Panel on Digital Cooperation.
"Digital public goods can play a critical role in responding to some of the world’s greatest challenges while helping to cultivate holistic and sustainable digital transformation."
More info at:
DGPA Official site: digitalpublicgoods.net