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It is a pleasure for Wikimedistas de Uruguay to announce that we have been approved to join the Digital Citizenship Working Group (GTCD) of the Agency of Electronic Government and Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC).
AGESIC is in charge of coordinating this group of organizations committed to digital citizenship, which includes actors such as Unesco Uruguay, UNICEF and other multilateral agencies, public, academic and civil society organizations.
This is a special moment for the WGCD, as it is in the midst of the review process of the Digital Citizenship Strategy for an Information and Knowledge Society, published in 2020. The United Nations defines digital citizen participation as “the process of engaging citizens through ICTs in policy formulation, decision-making and service design and delivery, in ways that are participatory, inclusive and deliberative” (United Nations, 2013). The WGCD Strategy established three lines of work linked to governance, capacity building and research around digital citizenship.
Our incorporation to the WGCD is part of a strategic line of action of Wikimedistas de Uruguay. Since we started our work in 2021, we have been developing actions around digital citizenship, from training workshops on Wikipedia and digital citizenship in partnership with the Department of Wellbeing and Digital Citizenship of Ceibal, to the recent closing panel of the Wiki for Human Rights campaign on Green Citizenship in digital spaces, among other activities. We hope that participation in the GTCD will allow us to align and enhance efforts in the promotion of digital skills for the exercise of citizenship.
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