Opening up the United Nations

– Event

Thursday 19 September, 10:00 – 13:00 @ International Environment House 2

During recent years we have seen an increase in activity across UN agencies to make data available to the public.

The event will bring together the community of open data users from the Open Knowledge Foundation with open data practitioners from across UN agencies for a three hour event with two distinct panel sessions. The event is part of OKCon 2013 and organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation in partnership with UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNOPS and UN-OCHA.

Practitioners from various UN agencies will talk about the key challenges when working with open data within international organisations. The talk will include examples from across fields from geospatial to procurement data.

Representatives from the community of open data users will discuss how data should be released and most important what types of data should be released.

UN agencies and open data users will also be able to share their stories in an informal show and tell forum, where individual projects can be displayed.

Introductory session

  • Anders Pedersen, Community Coordinator, OpenSpending, Open Knowledge Foundation

Getting the data out of the beast: how UN agencies have begun publishing open data

– Panel

Speakers:

  • Anahi Ayala Iacucci, Innovation Advisor, Internews
  • Irina Bolychevsky, Open Government Data and CKAN Manager, Open Knowledge Foundation

Enabling collaboration between UN agencies and the open data community

– Panel

This section of the event will enable the discussion on how UN agencies can go beyond releasing data on finances. How can UN agencies collaborate more directly around the use of the data that is released? How can the UN become more open?

Speakers:

  • Victoria Vlad, Economist, Public Sector Programme, Expert Grup

Moderator:


Demo space

UN agencies and open data users will also be able to share their stories in an informal show and tell forum, where individual projects can be displayed.

 

The rooms where each session will take place can accommodate up to 30 people. To sign-up, express your interest in the topic and get in touch with the coordinators please fill out the form below.

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