Global Digital Transformation


  • GIGA Focus Africa | 7/2022

    Paper Ballots with Digital Transparency: Kenya’s Pioneering Election

    Digital election technology is controversial, but it can be an enhancement rather than a replacement. The pioneering Kenya election showed that widespread digital connectivity can effectively strengthen the integrity of paper-ballot voting.

    Andrew Crawford

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Africa | 6/2022

    Digital Africa: How Big Tech and African Startups Are Reshaping the Continent

    Digitalization is gaining momentum in Africa. Thanks to significant private investment in the continent’s digital infrastructure, more Africans have access to the internet and mobile phones. Building on this, a new wave of African startups is driving innovation and transforming African economies.

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    Lecture Series | 30/11/2022

    Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

    The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”.

    Raisina Debates | 04/2022

    All Roads connect Delhi and Brussels

    In the run-up to the Raisina Dialogue 2022, Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Dr. Samir Saran discuss in this publication the cooperation between India and the EU and the great potential that lies in collaborating on green transition, digital transformation, and maintaining the geopolitical landscape.

    Dr. Samir Saran

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 27/04/2021

    Digital Diplomacy: Shaping Global Transformation

    The German Federal Foreign Office has put forth a comprehensive digitalisation strategy. The GIGA is proud to bring to you the two senior diplomats in charge of this policy. In their lecture, Ambassador Dr. Regine Grienberger and Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken will address urgent matters of cyber foreign policy and the hopeful promise of digital transformation. Video of the event available.

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft: Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL)

    The Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL) has a tripod structure. The lab currently focusses on Leg I – “Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft”, funded by the Federal Foreign Office. (Legs II “Digital Development and Sustainability” and III “Digital Warfare and Peace” are planned to complement the work at a later stage.) "DigiTraL Diplo" focuses on how digital transformation offers new opportunities, challenges, and instruments for foreign policy. It will identify the chances and (security) threats of digitalization to advance adequate responses of (digital) diplomacy.
    FFO, 2021-2023

    In Brief | 17/03/2021

    Book a Scientist: In Conversation with GIGA Scientists

    In one-on-one discussions, six GIGA scientists will address the individual questions of the guests of “Book a Scientist” 2021, an event organised by the Leibniz Association.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 28/07/2022

    Leaders’ Role in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mobile Banking in Ghana

    Lecture by Emma Riley, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-763jann.lay@giga-hamburg.de

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-590christian.vonsoest@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft: Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL)

    The Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL) has a tripod structure. The lab currently focusses on Leg I – “Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft”, funded by the Federal Foreign Office. (Legs II “Digital Development and Sustainability” and III “Digital Warfare and Peace” are planned to complement the work at a later stage.) "DigiTraL Diplo" focuses on how digital transformation offers new opportunities, challenges, and instruments for foreign policy. It will identify the chances and (security) threats of digitalization to advance adequate responses of (digital) diplomacy.
    FFO, 2021-2023

    Research Project | 01/03/2019 - 01/12/2023

    Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (MIDA), Work Package "Contested Authority and Knowledge Production"

    Work Package 4 ‘Contested Authority and Knowledge Production’ deals with the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production in changing circumstances. It addresses questions of legitimacy, power and discipline. The Work Package is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA), coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS).
    EC. Horizon 2020, 2019-2023

    Prof. em. Dr. Thijl Sunier

    Mayte Penelas

    Gerard Wiegers

    Ahmet Alibasic

    Albrecht Fuess

    Konrad Hirschler

    Montaser Marai

    Mifjam Shatanawi

    GIGA Focus Africa | 7/2022

    Paper Ballots with Digital Transparency: Kenya’s Pioneering Election

    Digital election technology is controversial, but it can be an enhancement rather than a replacement. The pioneering Kenya election showed that widespread digital connectivity can effectively strengthen the integrity of paper-ballot voting.

    Andrew Crawford

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Africa | 6/2022

    Digital Africa: How Big Tech and African Startups Are Reshaping the Continent

    Digitalization is gaining momentum in Africa. Thanks to significant private investment in the continent’s digital infrastructure, more Africans have access to the internet and mobile phones. Building on this, a new wave of African startups is driving innovation and transforming African economies.

    Tevin Tafese

    Doctoral Researcher

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 4/2022

    Social Media in Morocco: From Grassroots Activism to Electoral Campaigns

    Social media played an important role during the campaigns leading up to the Moroccan elections in September 2021. Digital campaigning contributed to the victory of the new ruling party. In the future, a more effective legal framework is needed to guarantee the transparency and fair funding of digital electoral campaigns.

    Eleonora Landucci

    Lena Richter

    Raisina Debates | 04/2022

    All Roads connect Delhi and Brussels

    In the run-up to the Raisina Dialogue 2022, Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Dr. Samir Saran discuss in this publication the cooperation between India and the EU and the great potential that lies in collaborating on green transition, digital transformation, and maintaining the geopolitical landscape.

    Dr. Samir Saran

    Policy Paper | 10/2021

    Three external Risks to Democracy and how to address them

    In this policy paper, Prof. Amrita Narlikar, member of the World Economic Forum and the Global Future Council on Frontier Risks, outline three key areas of external threat that must be addressed to enable an agenda for democratic renewal.

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 28/07/2022

    Leaders’ Role in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mobile Banking in Ghana

    Lecture by Emma Riley, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington

    Lecture Series | 30/06/2022

    Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

    The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

    GIGA Forum | 03/06/2021

    Cyber Sanctions: Increasing Application of the New Instrument

    In this GIGA Forum, we will talk about the both opportunities and risks of cyber sanctions and discuss how greater cooperation between the EU, the US, and the United Nations could combat malicious hacking attacks.

    11/11/2022

    Closed-Door DigiTraL Roundtable on Critical Software and Infrastructure Law

    Workshop 11/11/2022

    DigiTraL Roundtable on critical software and critical infrastructure law with Ravi Nayyar.

    09/11/2022

    Closed-Door DigiTraL Roundtable on the Digital Silk Road in the European Union

    Workshop 09/11/2022

    DigiTraL Roundtable on the Digital Silk Road in the European Union with Nora Kürzdörfer and Felix Garten.

    28/10/2021

    The World between American Geopolitics and Chinese Geoeconomics

    GLOBSEC Brussels Brussels: 28/10/2021

    Presenting a chapter I wrote on this topic for Globsec, on China and the Broader Black Sea Region

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    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

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