The 10th World Internet Conference was held in Wuzhen, China from 7th to 10th November 2023. The event attracted over 12,000 participants from 172 countries, with distinguished guests giving presentations on the agenda of “creating an inclusive and resilient digital world beneficial to all and a community with a shared future in cyberspace”.
Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, headlined the subforum on “Digital Technology-Enabled Poverty Reduction and Digital Philanthropy”. Citing the Amity Foundation’s extensive use of online resources in fundraising and advocacy for humanitarian action over the years, he called on public and corporate organizations around the world to better harness the power of the internet for charity, sustainable development and disaster response.
Indeed, Amity was among the member organisations of the ACT Alliance that launched internet appeals for aid in swift response to recent large-scale disasters such as the Nepal earthquakes (November 2023), Typhoon Doksuri (August 2023), the Turkiye-Syria earthquakes (February 2023) and the Pakistan floods (June 2022). Beyond fundraising purposes, advances in technology in this digital age have enabled efficient coordination with international partners, as well as online monitoring of relief operations to ensure greater transparency and accountability.
In Rudelmar’s words, the journey towards a more inclusive and resilient digital worlds is a shared endeavour requiring unwavering commitment, collaboration and innovation. Amity is committed to continue paving the road to a brighter, more sustainable shared future.