Tying the digital knots 2018

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Tying the digital knots

Friday, 14.09.2018, 8:30am – 4.30pm

University Club Bonn, Germany


Social protection programs are often planned and implemented in isolation, failing to unlock the potential inherent to a harmonized social protection system. Digitalization can help tie the knots. Integrated data management can greatly move beyond the current fragmentation enabling a systems approach to universal social protection. Digitalized data on citizens leads to better analytics; digitalized information to better service delivery; digitalized administrative processes to more efficiency and transparency. But what is required to tie the knots? Which technical, political and financial challenges need to be overcome? How is data privacy guaranteed and data effectively coordinated across agencies? What are some innovations which might revolutionize or at least change the sector?

The conference assembles development practitioners, digital experts, policymakers, donors and researchers as well as leading voices in the field of social protection, data security and information systems technology. It provides a platform for the discussion of concepts, ideas, implementation strategies and country experience in establishing integrated systems as well as the potential for future alliances in the field of digital social protection.


Agenda (for full (provisional) agenda see Related Documents):

  • Registration
  • Welcome session
  • Digital social protection - From concept to output
  • Technological spotlights: Newest applications and their use for digital social protection
  • Implementing digital social protection – Current challenges at national and international level
  • Closing remarks


If you wish to attend this conference, please sign up here.


Accommodation information:

Hotel Kanzler

Adenauerallee 148
53113 Bonn, Deutschland
Mail: kanzler@derag.de

Please state the reference "GIZ" when booking your room.

Please note, the deadline for booking this hotel is 10th August.

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg