Next Digital Decade: Post-Pandemic Futures Report

In 2021, Digital Asia Hub (DAH) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Political Dialogue Asia Singapore launched a 2-part series, The Next Digital Decade: Case Studies from Asia.

Volume 1, titled ‘Traces and Divides’, traces the impact of the Internet on society, politics, and life in Asia, while identifying the many divides that persist. Volume 2, titled ‘Spaces and Futures’, examines the challenges of responding to the challenges of digital transformation with perspectives from Asia to highlight their relevance for global audiences.

To mark the launch of the volumes, DAH and KAS invited the authors to participate in an in-person workshop in Singapore taking place 17-19 May 2022. The intention was to bring together a group of researchers and academics from across the region and beyond to participate in a workshop to highlight their collective experience, expertise, and diversity.

This workshop was the first international in-person event organised by DAH and KAS, after more than two years of Zoom-based collaboration. Together, we took stock of the many technological, societal, economic, and political changes in the past decade, to imagine and speculate on the possible futures of a world more centered on people and the planet.

Read the complete workshop report here.