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High Level Roundtable: Harnessing Opportunities of Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence for Informed and Empowered Citizens
Event Date: 
Wed, 2022/09/28
Tashkent, Uzbekistan



The overall theme of the 2022 International Day for Universal Access to Information celebrations is "Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information". 


Within the framework of the celebrations of the International Day of Universal Access to Information 2022, the high-level roundtable will look at how to use digital governance and artificial intelligence for the public good.


The high-level roundtable will highlight the opportunities of digital governance and artificial intelligence in favor of developing resilient societies and enabling environment for access to information.


It will look at means to leverage partnerships and international cooperation to facilitate knowledge-sharing under the common goal of edging closer to the achievement of Agenda 2030 Goals. 



  • Ms Roli Asthana, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan, (United Nations);
  • Video message from Ms. Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression;
  • Video message from Mr. Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership;



  • Mr Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Communication and Information Sector; 
  • Ms Blanca Lilia Ibarra Cadena, President Commissioner of Mexico’s National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (Mexico); 
  • Mr Kristian R. Ablan, Undersecretary for Administration of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, (Philippines); 
  • Mr Ivar Tallo, Director of e-Governance Academy, former Member of Parliament of Estonia and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (Estonia); 
  • Mr Hon. Kabbyanga B.K. Godfrey, the Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance, (Uganda);
  • Representative of the Government Uzbekistan, (Uzbekistan);