Reclaiming Pacific Data

Pacific Data Sovereignty Conference 2022

"Nothing about us, without us"


Abstract submissions are now closed

The Pacific Data Sovereignty Committee welcomes abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

We invite abstracts from across Aotearoa and the Pacific region that align with one or more of our conference aims below:

Conference Aims:

Day 1: Value of data in strengthening Pacific heritage Data can be used to strengthen our connections to our Pacific cultures, languages, and practices and to facilitate individual and collective wellbeing. Day 1 will be focused on centering Pacific world views about data and data sovereignty and equity. We call on our Pacific communities to understand the value of Pacific in data and data ecosystems and to be part of the movement to reclaim Pacific data.

Day 2: Partnership and reciprocity in data Data is collected from and about Pacific peoples every day. How can we ensure appropriate governance and guardianship of this data and facilitate safe and secure access for Pacific peoples and communities? We hear from leaders and facilitators of data ecosystems across Aotearoa about their efforts to build reciprocal partnerships with Pacific data users and communities. We invite you to consider how you can participate in reciprocal partnerships across national data systems or in your own organisation or community.

Abstract Guidelines Information and Template

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Closing date Friday 30th September 2022 at 5:00pm NZT

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