SDDP Reinventing Democracy - Challenges (Australasia Initiative)

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SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Report Title Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Triggering Question "What are key shortcomings of our current systems of governance that could be improved through technology?"
Project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF)
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Total Duration 737 person hrs
Statistics Participants= 17
Number of ideas=38
Number of Clusters=7

Ideas on MAP R=20
Dates October - November, 2017
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Executive Summary

This paper reports the results of the second of a series of workshops organized by Future Worlds Center under the auspices of UNDEF. The dialogue was implemented in the context of the Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) project. The purpose of this project was to bring together young people from all aroud the world in an attempt to take apart and reconstruct the concept of democracy. The workshop was organized using the structured dialogic design process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. This Co-Laboratoty was organized using the Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. It is organized by Australasian Initiative.

The Triggering Question (TQ) was
"What are key shortcomings of our current systems of governance that could be improved through technology?"

In response to the TQ, the 17 participants came up with 38 challenges, which were categorized in 7 clusters. Following the voting process, 20 challenges were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.



Influence Map.
Influence tree from the Characteristics SDDP of the Reinventing Democracy workshop for TQ




According to the participants of this workshop, the following challenges appear to be the most influential:

  • Challenge 7: Lack of use of technology to engage youth
  • Challenge 13: Quality education
  • Challenge 6: Right to information for citizens
  • Challenge 16: Women are not represented adequately in the Indian democracy
  • Challenge 2: Lack of proper education
  • Challenge 17: intolerance

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Participants

Name Country
Rafay Iqbal Ansari [1] Pakistan
Uzma Gul [2] Pakistan
Shagun Sharma [3] India
Tamzid Sikder [4] Bangladesh
Suraj Raj Pandey [5] Nepal
Sakshi Sharma [6] India
Gayan Rajapaksha [7] Sri Lanka
Shivam Aggarwal [8] India
Shadi Rouhshahbaz [9] Iran
Afsaneh Seifnaji [10] Iran
Manasvi Sathish [11] Iran

Omang Agarwal [12]

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Final Report