The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)   has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy  to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”  to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 14 - 16 2014. The conference will discuss the role of technology in strengthening democracy.
Nitsche will present LiquidFeedback  with a focus on political party development and on how technology can be applied to provide a fully self organized proposition development and decision-making process. He will elaborate on challenges and solutions for a fair democratic process: collective moderation, minority protection, dealing with noisy minorities, preferential voting and verifiability.
More than 30 speakers will present inspirational examples from Pakistan and around the world. UNDP hopes to stimulate the broader use, application and development of innovative technologies to promote more active engagement by citizens in decision-making processes, whilst at the same time highlighting the limitations of modern technology as an ‘enabler’ of inclusive governance processes.
Of particular importance will be discussions on the role technology can play in reaching out to marginalized constituencies, such as women and youth, and the type of applications that will be effective in this regard.
About LiquidFeedback and Interaktive Demokratie e. V.
LiquidFeedback is an independent open source project published under MIT license by the Public Software Group of Berlin, Germany. The developers of LiquidFeedback have teamed up in the Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to promote the use of electronic media for democratic processes.
UNDP highlights the Role of Technology in Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan
Press Release October 16, 2014