IICD Co-Organises Open Data for Development Camp
Jun 19 2012, Netherlands [NL]
IICD co-organises the Open Data for Development Camp (ODDC) in Amsterdam in June. This is an international event that combines keynote speeches, workshops, best practices, networking, knowledge exchange and visualisations around the theme ‘open data’
Open data is about sharing and linking of data and knowledge on the web in order to make international development cooperation more transparent, connected, and efficient.
The event takes place in the AmLab, Amsterdam on the 29th of June and is the continuation of the two day conference that will be organised in Nairobi on June 27th, and which will connect on-the-ground initiatives on open data and citizen engagement in development initiatives.
This year, the Open Data for Development Camp will focus on:
- Open Data and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) : What is it and what could it mean for development cooperation?
- International developments in the area of open development: open data, new business models, opportunities in communication and networking.
- What does it mean when an organisation opens up?
The event will be interactive, with guest speakers and open data specialists from the IATI secretariat, the Department of International Development of the British Government (DFID) , Bond UK and the Aids Alliance who will present the UK NGO experiences in publishing their data in the open standard format. The ultimate purpose is to formulate a shared ambition on Open Data for Development and present the Manifesto Open for Change.
The Open Data for Development Camp Amsterdam is organised by IICD, Open for Change, Partos, Akvo and the 1% CLUB. You can register here.