SDDP Reinventing Democracy - Challenges (MENA 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
Project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF)
Triggering Question What are key shortcomings of our current systems of governance that could be improved through technology
Dates May 15-19, 2017
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Kevin Dye
Andreas Andreou
Eleni Philippou
Total Duration 800 person hrs
Statistics Participants= 20
Number of ideas= 69
Number of Clusters=16
Number of Ideas with one or more votes=27
Ideas on MAP R=17
Spreadthink=34.4%
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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 the Middle East and Northern African 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 20 participants came up with 69 Actions, which were categorized in 16 clusters. Following the voting process, 27 ideas received one or more votes and 17 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 ideas that appear to be the most influential were:

  • Challenge 34: Deficiency in the process of raising awareness around the rights of citizens
  • Challenge 30: Absence of meritocracy in governmental institutions
  • Challenge 18: Corruption
  • Challenge 45: Lack of women's engagement in politics

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Participants

Name Country
Takwa Makhlouf [1] Tunisia
Ano Surmava [2] Georgia
Ethan Shafir [3] Israel
Houda Halwani [4] Lebanon
Omar El​menofy [5] Bahrain
Eslam Elhossieny [6] Eygpt
Fatma Younis [7] Egypt
Ahmed Elsayed [8] Lebanon
Hazim Musleh [9] Palestine
Karim Chalhoub [10] Lebanon
Ayman Abu Aisheh [11] Palestine
Hassan Mahareeq [12] Palestine
Abedalrahman ALzghoul [13] Jordan
Manal Ibrahim [14]
Incinur Yilgin [15] Turkey
Bengisu Colak [16] Turkey
Rana Makki [17]
Hoda Touma [18] Lebanon
Deloris Saad [19] Lebanon
Ivi Solomou [20] Cyprus




























Final Report