The role of Open Knowledge and Data in supporting decision making in International Development – Workshop
Wednesday 18 September, 14:45-16:00 @ Room 13, Floor 2
Coordinator: Duncan Edwards, Institute of Development Studies
- Erik Nijland (Hivos) will be talking through Making All Voices Count’s Theory of Change
- Simon Colmer (Institute of Development Studies) will be talking through Global Open Knowledge Hub for Development’s Theory of Change
- Matthew Smith (International Development Research Centre – IDRC)
- Linda Raftree (Plan USA) will be talking about connecting Open Data to local communities, privacy, and ethics in Open Development.
This session will explore how open knowledge and data can support evidence based decision making in addressing development problems at local, national, and international levels. We will look at how a theory of change can help to understand how open knowledge, data, and processes might influence the outcomes of development.
What can the open development community learn from other sectors which could contribute to positive social change. Is openness always positive? – in which situations might openness lead to increase risks/harm to particular communities and individuals.
This session will be a combination of brief presentations to highlight different issues, assumptions, and dimensions of some “live” open development programmes followed by space for group discussion to examine these assumptions.
The workshop space can accommodate up to 45 people. To sign-up, express your interest in the topic and get in touch with the coordinator please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.