Kl. 8.00-9.00 am., Central European Time (CET) Kl. 4.00-5.00 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Sign up within 5. september 2020.
In this facilitated open webinar we invite practitioners of public and community sectors in both Queensland (Australia) and Norway to reflect on their experiences, identify challenges and opportunities, and explore future collaborations in this new context. The event is organized by University of Agder in collaboration with Southern Cross University, Australia.
Government and community leaders in Norway and Australia share experiences and reflections on the role of networks and digital technologies in responding to the challenges of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified society’s reliance on both personal data and ICT networks and, in many cases, has required a rapid transformation of existing communication patterns and service delivery models. The real-time development and navigation of this increasingly complex and networked world and its electronic/digital supports is challenging and often precedes established practice. As the public sector strengthens its capability and capacity to work relationally and digitally, collaborative networks are extending into private and not for profit sectors to design and deliver the best solutions for community. While digital solutions were quickly implemented, several of these have been criticized for security flaws and insufficient privacy protection. As such, the pandemic may therefore have provided a glimpse of some of the unintended consequences of digitalization that may have far reaching implications for governance.