The opening and closing sessions of this confernce will explore how new technologies are affecting the way human rights and freedom activists must approach rights and freedoms in the digital age. There will be a will mix in-depth examination of multiple perspectives on human rights issues with workshops on effective approaches to human rights grantmaking.
On Tuesday, July 13th from 1:30 to 3pm, IPS’s Emira woods will be a panelist for A Tale of Two Countries: Exploring the Dynamics of Collaboration. This session will explore models of collaboration to leverage limited resources, coordinate strategy, increase collective efficiency, and achieve maximum impact on the ground. The discussion will highlight collaborative efforts involving diverse partnerships, including donors of different sizes, donor/advocate partnerships, and donor collaboration with government participation. Participants will look at the benefits, challenges, and relationship dynamics of collaborating, and address concrete issues of resource mobilization and pooling, grant administration, coordination, and decision-making.