Building stronger societes
View this email in a browser January 2019
News from Luminate
An evolving strategy for changing times
These challenging times demand renewed focus and agility, increased tolerance for risk, and greater direct advocacy to drive change. CEO, Stephen King, and Senior Manager, Paige Nicol, share our 2018-2022 strategy and new approach as Luminate.
Restoring technology as a force for public good
Introduced by Ben Scott, Director of Policy & Advocacy, at the Paris Peace Forum, the Digital Democracy Charter and Action Plan lay out steps for steering technology markets back towards serving the interests of democracy and social welfare.
On diversity, equity, and inclusion
How do we want to show up in a world that is increasingly polarised and where structures of privilege, injustice, and power continue to prevail? Luminate is committed to learning how we can better support the growth and development of healthy workplaces for the benefit of all. 
It's time for a Bill of Data Rights
Data ownership doesn't fix problems; it creates new ones. In a piece published in MIT Tech Review, Managing Director, Martin Tisné, argues that we instead need a framework that gives people rights to stipulate how their data is used without requiring them to take ownership of it themselves. 
Launching the Sundance Institute | Luminate Fund
Good storytelling can engage the public, influence social narratives, and reinforce important movements that will lead to more just and fair societies. Nishant Lalwani, who leads Luminate's Independent Media impact area, shares how the Fund will support a range of documentary, narrative, episodic, and emerging media projects and help catalyse strategic storytelling across our impact areas.
Building a stronger data society in Latin America
Luminate Principal, Gabriela Hadid, highlights our recent investments in Iniciative Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos and Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales, two organisations tackling emergent and existing challenges in the Data & Digital Rights field in Latin America.
Supporting independent media in South Africa
Managing Director, Ory Okolloh, and Associate, Wendy Trott, share how amaBhungane and Media Monitoring Africa are working in pursuit of truth-telling, accountability, and preserving a vibrant press in South Africa. 
Using technology to drive consistent voter engagement
Alissa Black, Director, highlights our support for the creation of Democracy Works Labs, an innovation arm of Democracy Works that's in service to the wider civic engagement sector.   
Raising awareness of critical issues in Myanmar through storytelling 
Myanmar's series, The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth, delves into the social and legal issues that people in the country face. Associate, Myo Zin, shares how we believe the series will enhance the public’s knowledge of their legal rights.
News from investees
Instituto Igarape's Co-Founder and Director, Ilona Szabó, was awarded a Public Security Merit Medal by the Ministry of Public Security for her outstanding contribution to advancing the citizen security agenda in Brazil.
Al Jazeera profiled how BudgIT, SERAP, Public and Private Development Centre, and Connected Development [CODE] are tackling corruption in Nigeria.
Rappler's CEO and Executive Editor, Maria Ressa, has received multiple awards in recent months, including being named among the journalists recognised by Time as Person of the Year. She also received CPJ's Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award and ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Award.
New Media Ventures announced its 2019 Open Call, and they're eager to invest in projects in the United States that are building movements, technology, and media to power the future. Submissions are due by 11 February. 
Where you can find us
Politico's Artificial Intelligence: Innovation & Governance Summit (18-19 March)
Martin Tisne, Managing Director, will speak on a roundtable focused on the Role of Europe in the AI world order in Brussels.
OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum (20-21 March)
Andrew Clarke, Principal, will be attending this event in Paris that explores the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption and integrity. 
International Journalism Festival (3-7 April) 
Nishant Lalwani, Director, will moderate a panel at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
Join our team
Director, Learning & Impact | Washington, DC
Build and lead Luminate's Learning & Impact function, helping us to become a best-in-class learning organization supported by rigorous and effective articulation and measurement of impact. 
Director, Investments | Asia (Flexible)
Build and lead Luminate's non-profit and for-profit investments in Asia.
Principal, Investments | São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro
Build a pipeline of non-profit and for-profit investments in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil and Venezuela.
Associate, Investments | Washington, DC
Support portfolio management, assess business plans, perform research, competitive analysis, and due diligence, and support deal execution for investments in the United States. 
People Operations Advisor | Washington, DC
Support the design and delivery of a great employee experience for Luminate's people during their employee lifecycle.
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