Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) empower people on the ground. However, there are few initiatives that bring CSOs together to voice their thoughts and best practices.
Objective: Create an alliance of CSOs from across the world as part of Civil20 that enables an inclusive, open, non-discriminatory, and fair digital society through collective efforts. This alliance will organize monthly meetings, workshops, training programs, seminars & deliberations on various current and emerging topics, as well as provide a platform for CSOs to run activities such as sharing “replicable” best practices and success stories. This alliance was launched during the Civil20 (C20) summit on Technology & Security for One World scheduled at Coimbatore, India, on 12, 13 & 14 May 2023: https://tech4world.org/initiatives/glides
Boston Global Forum CEO Nguyen Anh Tuan highlighted in his special address at the Civil 20 Technology and Security for One World Summit:
“It is heartening to see the establishment of the Global Internet Governance, Digital Empowerment and Security Alliance (GLIDES), which BGF fully supports as a Charter Member.
GLIDES, as an alliance of social organizations, will play a crucial role in connecting and harnessing the strength of humanity. By promoting unity and empowering citizens, it will contribute to creating a better world in the age of AI, guided by the principles of the AIWS model. The establishment of this alliance is not only essential but timely.
BGF, the Global Enlightenment Community, and GLIDES will collaborate on implementing action programs to navigate the AI age successfully. The Global Enlightenment Education Program aims to educate and equip citizens with knowledge and understanding to thrive in the AI-driven world. Simultaneously, the Global Enlightenment Leadership Program focuses on developing ethical and visionary leaders.
The GE Community, BGF, and GADG will serve as bridges for dialogue, control, and governance of AI. They will facilitate a global dialogue environment among civil society organizations, businesses, and governments to address challenges and risks associated with AI. Additionally, these entities will champion ethical AI innovation and explore new avenues of development for humanity, from improving democratic mechanisms to economic innovation.”