Hamish Laing

From Inclusion to Resilience 2nd Edition: an agenda for digital inclusion

A Talk by Hamish Laing (Chair, Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales)

About this Talk

Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales brings together organisations that are working together to make Wales a digitally-inclusive nation. With over 90 members, the Alliance comprises public and third sector organisations, private sector companies and academia, all focused on ensuring that everyone who wants to in Wales is able to access and use digital tools and technologies in their everyday lives and has the confidence to do so. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and now to the cost of living crisis, the public sector is moving more and more of their services online. It is vitally important that we ensure that everyone in our communities has the skills and resources to use the internet confidently and safely so that all citizens have free and equal access to public services. Our agenda for digital inclusion sets out five key priority areas including data poverty, embedding and mainstreaming digital inclusion, digital skills, and implementing a minimum digital living standard. These priority areas guide our work to promote collaboration and partnerships across sectors, to influence strategy and policy, and to support organisations in Wales to embed digital inclusion. This talk will look at the changing digital inclusion landscape in Wales, outline our five key priority areas and discuss how the Alliance is supporting public services in Wales to tackle digital exclusion.

16 March 2023, 09:00 AM

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

About The Speakers

Hamish Laing

Hamish Laing

Chair, Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales