At the Annual Meeting 2019, the heads of the delegations from Colombia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the opening of Affiliate Centres in Medellín, Tel Aviv and Dubai, respectively.
Affiliate Centres are independent institutions that will play a vital role in shaping and piloting relevant technology policies in their host countries and contributing their learning to help co-design global technology policies.
“Businesses and governments are falling behind in responding to this pace, continuously operating in the ‘too late zone’. As the platform for global technology policy the Centre Network aims to accelerate the creation and implementation of forward-looking governance protocols.
“The addition of Affiliate Centres is critical in capturing this opportunity so that the Fourth Industrial Revolution benefits not just the few but society as a whole.”
Focused on impact
Leveraging Japan’s role as chair of the G20 Summit this year, a coalition of G20 cities will be formed to help ensure that global smart city efforts are built upon a common set of human-centred principles and shared policy frameworks.
- a policy playbook to ensure safe, equitable, efficient and sustainable adoption of autonomous vehicles;
- a governance framework to balance anonymity and transparency on blockchains that will be piloted this year by the Government of Colombia;
- a data-sharing platform in India that enables precision agriculture while protecting privacy, which can be scaled up globally;
- guidelines for government use of AI that will be piloted by the United Kingdom and numerous other governments;
- Precision Medicine Readiness Principles that can be used by policy-makers in low-resource contexts beginning with partners in Africa;
- and a governance framework to unlock cross-border access to health data for precision medicine that will be piloted by institutions in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.