Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance


Technology is having a profound impact on the core functions of diplomacy. The role of diplomacy in the digital era is changing: from geopolitical and societal changes in the environment where diplomacy operates, to new issues on diplomatic agendas, to new digital tools aiding the work of diplomats.

The Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance, organised by DiploFoundation in cooperation with Malta’s Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will look ahead at the future of diplomacy by reflecting on the past decades, marked by the use of technology in and for diplomacy.

Diplomats, academics, technologists, and NGO representatives will also discuss digital diplomacy and governance, AI, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and other issues that shape our digital future, as well as policy processes including ongoing negotiations on the proposed Global Digital Compact.

Strategic foresight will be combined with practical insights on how to navigate the fast-changing digital geopolitics, how to negotiate new digital topics on the diplomatic agenda, and how to use new tools in diplomacy from social media, data, to AI and the metaverse.

The Summit will also mark 20 years of DiploFoundation and 30 years of internet and diplomacy research and training in Malta.

Join us for the Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance on Friday 18th November and Saturday 19th November 2022.

The discussions, which will be preceded by a pre-event on Thursday, 17th November 2022, will feature practical examples of digital diplomacy and governance from countries, international organisations, tech companies, and other actors.

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