Next Steps on Digital Development Principles?

Hi all, I greatly appreciated the combined progress in the “Principles to
Practice” report and Feb. 29 event. Is there any word on what are the next
major steps for the Principles? (I was there for the session I facilitated
but not the entire day, so I wanted to check if I missed any announcement
or comment on things to come.)

Thanks for any news.
Kelly

Kelly Keisling, MPH, CSPO
Tel. (202) 550-0908

Dear Kelly,
Many thanks for your note and for following up on the February 29th event
on “Principles to Practice.”
Towards the end of the day on the 29th, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
http://digitalimpactalliance.org/ was introduced by Kate Wilson, the
initiative’s new CEO. Formerly known as the Mobile Hub, DIAL is a global
alliance whose vision is to realize a more inclusive digital economy for
the underserved in emerging markets. The founding partners for DIAL include
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agenda (Sida), USAID and the United Nations Foundation.

At the event, Kate also announced that DIAL will be assuming stewardship of
the Principles for Digital Development moving forward. Building off the
community insights, recommendations, convenings and knowledge that were
shared over the past year, DIAL is working with partners on some practical
next steps to operationalize the Principles for Digital Development and develop
tools for the community, a topic that was so much a focus of the rich
discussion on February 29th. While the strategy is still under development,
there are key underlying principles that are being incorporated into the
work:

  • Community engagement: We will continue to tap into the collective
    knowledge of this google group and other stakeholders to ensure that the
    strategy is rooted in community experience.
  • Moving forward, relying on lessons learned: Given the robust
    conversation that has been happening over the past year, we do not intend
    to repeat this dialogue. Instead, we will build on it and dig deeper into
    the types of knowledge, tools and tangible outputs that would most benefit
    the community as they relate to the Principles.
  • Long term vision: DIAL has a bold vision for what the world will
    look like in a few years, and we believe that operationalization of the
    Principles are a key part of that. Our short, medium and long term
    milestones will be linked to the overall goal that the Principles will
    become business as usual for all development practitioners.

Please make sure to check out website http://digitalimpactalliance.org/,
blog http://digitalimpactalliance.org/blog/ and Twitter feed
https://twitter.com/DIAL_community for more information and updates! We
will also be hosting a panel during the CRS ICT4D Conference in Nairobi and
will have more information to share about our next steps there.

We look forward to our continued engagement with the community. Please feel
free to email me directly with any questions.

Best,
Carolyn Florey

Carolyn Florey
Director, Collective Impact

Digital Impact Alliance
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: +1 202 415 2492
Mob: +1 202 344 5509
Skype: carolyn.florey
Website: www.digitalimpactalliance.org
cflorey@digitalimpactalliance.org serbrick@digitalimpactalliance.org
follow us on twitter @dial_community

··· On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Kelly Keisling wrote:

Hi all, I greatly appreciated the combined progress in the “Principles to
Practice” report and Feb. 29 event. Is there any word on what are the next
major steps for the Principles? (I was there for the session I facilitated
but not the entire day, so I wanted to check if I missed any announcement
or comment on things to come.)

Thanks for any news.
Kelly

Kelly Keisling, MPH, CSPO
Tel. (202) 550-0908


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Dear Nathaniel,
Thanks so much for your note and questions. DIAL is an alliance that is housed at the United Nations Foundation, which is the model for many similar partnership-based alliances such as the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoveshttp://cleancookstoves.org/, Data2xhttp://data2x.org/gender-data-gaps/, and Shot@Lifehttp://www.shotatlife.org/.

As stewards for the Principles for Digital Development, we are very excited to facilitate the discussion on how to make the Principles tangible, useful and operational, similar to the way that FHI 360 and USAID have facilitated it thus far. As such, we will continue to support the community engagement that has been a cornerstone of the Principles development to date. Because this is a community effort, we will work with many partners and other groups who will continue to drive this conversation forward. We will work to extend the awareness of and conversation about the Principles to a broader community, including country-based implementers, governments and industry to increase awareness about the Principles. DIAL is still in its early stages - I encourage you to check back for regular updates as we build out our strategy, both on the Principles as well as key issue areas in the technology and development space.

Thanks again and more soon!

Best,
Carolyn

··· From: ict4d-principles@googlegroups.com [mailto:ict4d-principles@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Nathaniel Calhoun Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:36 AM To: ICT4D Principles Cc: keisling.kelly@gmail.com; Carolyn Florey Subject: Re: [ICT4D Principles] Next Steps on Digital Development Principles?

Hello Carolyn,

I’m curious to understand DIAL’s position a little better. It’s resting at a .org address but it describes itself as a partnership and has a CEO. Is DIAL a US registered 501c3 or a C-corp or an LLC or something else?

It sounds like DIAL is positioning itself to be the custodian and first port of expertise for a set of principles that grew organically out of the work of people from a wide variety of organizations. Is this a position of (soft) authority that the community of practice discussed and decided would be optimal? If so, where did that discussion take place and how was the team and structure and nature of the authority determined?

I’d love to understand what “assuming stewardship” will mean in practice.

Many thanks,

-Nathaniel Calhoun
Director, Code Innovation
Global Impact Faculty, Singularity University

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:59:25 PM UTC+8, carolynflorey wrote:
Dear Kelly,
Many thanks for your note and for following up on the February 29th event on “Principles to Practice.”
Towards the end of the day on the 29th, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)http://digitalimpactalliance.org/ was introduced by Kate Wilson, the initiative’s new CEO. Formerly known as the Mobile Hub, DIAL is a global alliance whose vision is to realize a more inclusive digital economy for the underserved in emerging markets. The founding partners for DIAL include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agenda (Sida), USAID and the United Nations Foundation.

At the event, Kate also announced that DIAL will be assuming stewardship of the Principles for Digital Development moving forward. Building off the community insights, recommendations, convenings and knowledge that were shared over the past year, DIAL is working with partners on some practical next steps to operationalize the Principles for Digital Development and develop tools for the community, a topic that was so much a focus of the rich discussion on February 29th. While the strategy is still under development, there are key underlying principles that are being incorporated into the work:

  • Community engagement: We will continue to tap into the collective knowledge of this google group and other stakeholders to ensure that the strategy is rooted in community experience.
  • Moving forward, relying on lessons learned: Given the robust conversation that has been happening over the past year, we do not intend to repeat this dialogue. Instead, we will build on it and dig deeper into the types of knowledge, tools and tangible outputs that would most benefit the community as they relate to the Principles.
  • Long term vision: DIAL has a bold vision for what the world will look like in a few years, and we believe that operationalization of the Principles are a key part of that. Our short, medium and long term milestones will be linked to the overall goal that the Principles will become business as usual for all development practitioners.

Please make sure to check out websitehttp://digitalimpactalliance.org/, bloghttp://digitalimpactalliance.org/blog/ and Twitter feedhttps://twitter.com/DIAL_community for more information and updates! We will also be hosting a panel during the CRS ICT4D Conference in Nairobi and will have more information to share about our next steps there.

We look forward to our continued engagement with the community. Please feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Best,
Carolyn Florey

Carolyn Florey
Director, Collective Impact
[https://groups.google.com/group/ict4d-principles/attach/64e5a59ff3716/dial.jpg?part=0.1&authuser=0]
Digital Impact Alliance
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: +1 202 415 2492
Mob: +1 202 344 5509
Skype: carolyn.florey
Website: www.digitalimpactalliance.orghttp://www.digitalimpactalliance.org/
cflorey@digitalimpactalliance.orgmailto:serbrick@digitalimpactalliance.org
follow us on twitter @dial_community

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Kelly Keisling <keisling.kelly@gmail.commailto:keisling.kelly@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all, I greatly appreciated the combined progress in the “Principles to Practice” report and Feb. 29 event. Is there any word on what are the next major steps for the Principles? (I was there for the session I facilitated but not the entire day, so I wanted to check if I missed any announcement or comment on things to come.)

Thanks for any news.
Kelly

Kelly Keisling, MPH, CSPO
Tel. (202) 550-0908

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