WEBINAR ON STRENGTHENING DEMAND FOR AND USE OF OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA INITIATIVES
Jennifer Shkabatur, World Bank
Jay Bhalla, Code 4 Kenya
The release of open government data often becomes the core of open government policies and initiatives. Yet it is just a first step on the road to tangible outcomes. A range of capacity building activities are required to put open government data in action and fulfill its social, economic, and political promise.
This webinar explores maximizing the usage and relevancy of open government data after its release. Relying on a range of global good practices and concrete country examples, speakers present strategies and tools that can be utilized to engage various stakeholders—policymakers, civil society organizations, journalists, web developers, and citizens—in making active use of open government data. Important issues discussed are: How to conduct hackathons and ensure the sustainability of their results? How to make the most out of apps competitions? How to train journalists and parliamentarians to rely on open government data as part of their work? How to enhance the capacity of CSOs and citizens to use, reuse, and adapt the data for their needs?
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 AM EST | 14:00 – 15:00 GMT