Interested in digital rights? Live in, work with or have a wish-list for Asia? Learn about the Digital Asia Hub, and throw your ideas into the hat. Or onto the whiteboard.
Incubated by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a broader collective of diverse, international partners, the Hub is a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit that will provide a nonpartisan, open, and collaborative platform for research, knowledge sharing, and capacity building related to Internet and society issues with a focus on digital Asia. The Hub also aims to strengthen effective multi-stakeholder discourse, with both local and regional activities, and will contribute to - and itself serve as a node of - a larger network of academic organizations: the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC).
At the core of the Digital Asia Hub is independent and interdisciplinary research exploring both the opportunities and challenges related to digital technology, innovation, and society in Asia. Initial issues the Hub may explore include digital rights, governance and infrastructure, innovation, open manufacturing, and digital trade, trending technologies and technology spaces, mobile technology and its impact on access, education, entrepreneurship, and the use of ICT for development and civic engagement. Another goal of the Digital Asia Hub is to develop a robust community that shares a deep interest in and commitment to Internet and society research. It will facilitate local and regional approaches to shaping and embracing emerging opportunities in digital Asia, and it will initiate and support cross-cultural, sectoral, and disciplinary dialogues and collaborations.
Executive Director, Malavika Jayaram, is happy to chat on the Patio during lunch.