In an era where digitalization is rapidly transforming societies and economies, the question of digital sovereignty has taken center stage. How can nations harness the power of technology while safeguarding their autonomy and interests? India, with its burgeoning digital landscape, is at the forefront of this conversation. As part of its G20 presidency, India has been pushing the need for a framework for digital public infrastructure (DPI) and has secured the agreement of all 20 nations to work towards a global framework and the establishment of a global repository of DPI. To delve into this vital topic, we are excited to announce an upcoming webinar where IGP researcher Jyoti Panday will discuss her new research India Stack: Public-Private Roads to Data Sovereignty (September 1, 2023). We will discuss IGP’s research on India Stack and the impact of sovereignty on governance of digital technologies and markets. The webinar brings together experts to reflect on the rise of state-market collaboration related to DPIs including identifying shared opportunities, challenges and learnings as well as the trade-offs associated with the emergence of DPIs.

Webinar Details:

  • Date: 20 September, 2023
  • Time: 
    • Asia – New Delhi (6:30 pm)
    • Europe – Berlin (3 pm)
    • Africa – Kenya (4 pm) 
    • United Kingdom (2 pm)
    • South America – Rio (10 am)
    • North America  – Atlanta (9 am)
  • Duration: 1.5 hrs 
  • Platform: Zoom 

Discussant/ Speakers:

  • Dr Pramod Varma, Former Chief Architect Aadhaar & India Stack, CTO EkStep Foundation, Co-Founder and Creator of, Co-Chair at Center for DPI (
  • Anupam Chander, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown Law
  • Smriti Parsheera, Fellow, CyberBRICS Project, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School 

Why Should You Attend? 

Discover insights and milestones of the development of India Stack. Our panel of professionals, researchers and academics will unpack the emergence of DPIs and their impact on internet governance. The webinar will provide an opportunity for the academic community and other practitioners to share their experiences and build valuable connections with stakeholders involved in the development of DPIs in India and beyond. 

Reserve a spot here to access the webinar.