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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Insight report: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Indigenous Peoples

The DIGITAL DIVIDE means limited access to devices, data and discourses which in existing shrinking online civic spaces are endangering us, violating our human rights on multiple levels and further complicating our journey towards self-determination. There are various kinds of fragmentation namely, economic and political controlled essentially by the State and Big Tech and related private corporations. CSOs need to study best practices and digital trade agreements, cross border data flow, increase in development of infrastructure in the global south; governments have to have a positive obligation to build policy and practice that addresses the gaps between the global north and global south markets while enhancing equality, rights in creating choices, assessing impact while ensuring technology is harmonized and user centered.

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