BUILDING EMPLOYMENT PARITY FOR FIRST NATIONS WITH DIJI WALLET - INFORMATION EQUITY.

Written by Jason Urranndulla Davis.


More than 500+ surveys, two major pilots, and 50 prototype design styles throughout our consultative process over the past two (2) years.


Background:


We hit the pavement speaking to the communities on the street, over the phone, meeting with stakeholders face to face to learn about their pain points.

We identified serious gaps costing companies in lost revenue and high risks of procurement breaches with no sustainable solution in sight.


We also found funded services failing the basic human rights when it came to barriers for self-determination while delivering fundamental funded programs.


Q. We asked ourselves why couldn't the social equity gap be narrowed within Australia for our First Nations?


What we found:


We uncovered the two missing pieces were basic human rights to access identity and the control of essential information for making informed choices. There was a major flaw overlooked during the technology revolution, which was the inaccessibility for many first nations populations to control fundamental information equity.


What is important about information equity?


Most enterprises surveyed would hold information on behalf of clients due to their inability to control their own information securely. This resulted in individuals becoming third parties to themselves, and enterprises at risk of authoritarian practices encouraging cycles of dependency by default.


It was not a deliberate attempt by enterprises but the failure of no adequate solution available to resolve such a problematic issue.


We also discovered that when third parties were managing individual transitional inf