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South Africa

Development of an On-Line Crowdsourcing Tool That Will Allow the Public to Submit Data on Protected Areas and Conservation Areas. (ZA0013)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Department of Environmental Affairs

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Environment and Climate, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: South Africa End of Term Report 2013-2015, South Africa Mid-Term IRM Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: No

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Crowdsourcing is becoming a popular way to collaborate on projects. This portal will enable volunteers (general public) to submit information on protected areas and conservation areas to the department, and by so doing that will enable the department to improve its data on the conservation estate. The portal will go live early 2014. High level outcomes are: Improved public access to information on the conservation estate in South Africa; Improved quality of data on the conservation estate in South Africa; and citizen participation.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership