Making Digital Participation Inclusive ­čçČ­čçž

Platform Ratings and Best PracticesLink zur Session

In the past decade, and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly common to engage people in government and other institutional decision-making via the internet (in contrast to in-person meetings). Digital platforms offer many advantages, and there are a growing number from which to choose. But they also pose some disadvantages. Without the right platform features and process design, digital platforms can exclude marginalized groups from participatory programs and contribute to the digital divide.

In this session, participants will learn what they can do to ensure that digital and hybrid participation processes are inclusive and equitable.

They will learn about People PoweredÔÇÖs new resource ÔÇ×Digital Participation PlattformÔÇť, including a guide and ratings of digital participation platforms. Presenters will share and discuss lessons learned about key quality indicators of digital platforms, including transparency and accessibility, that can inform how both platform developers and program implementers design, configure, and implement digital tools. Presenters will also discuss international case studies, highlighting best practices that led to improvements in governance and community well-being.


Melissa Zisengwe (Civic Tech fellow People Powered)

Dr. Carolin Hagelskamp (Professorin an der Hochschule f├╝r Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin)

Clara Bois (Program Manager at People Powered)

Session-Partner: Peoplepowered
Mi 17:00 - 17:45
100 max
Englischsprachige Sessions