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Friday, September 28

12:00pm GMT-03

National Reporting for SDGs: Open Data Priority Actions
This Action Track session will bring together national statistic offices, open data experts, and donor representatives to discuss the main priority areas for implementing open data standards in national reporting initiatives for the SDGs. Selected based on the UNSD National Reporting Workshop in January 2018 and previous discussions with NSOs, four priority areas will be presented by the appropriate stakeholder with expertise in the area: governance; user-centric strategy; statistical capacity and literacy; and funding and resource. Session panelists will present the current problem and follow the problem-oriented discussion with a description of action items or solutions. 

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Shaida Badiee

Open Data Watch

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Tim Herzog

World Bank
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El-Iza Mohamedou

Deputy Manager, PARIS21
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Eric Swanson

Director of Research, Open Data Watch
I am a co-founder and director of research of Open Data Watch. My team produces the annual Open Data Inventory, an assessment of the openness of official statistics in 180 countries. Other areas of current interest are gender data gaps, measuring data use, and open data licensing... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT-03
Highway Room

2:00pm GMT-03

Think Local - Better Data Through Community Engagement
One of the hottest topics on people’s minds is open data. Yet as the State of Open Data rightly questions, has this trend led to individuals, organizations, and governments actually opening data, and more importantly, using data to inform policy and better the community? Or is open data just that - a trend? How are communities and governments using open data? And what kinds of data are being opened? And what about data that isn’t collected by governments; how is that being created, collected, and shared among the community? And finally, is this data actually changing the lives of people in local communities?

These are the questions we seek to answer. Through an interactive panel presentation, we will discuss three different approaches to open data that have been sourced from throughout the TechSoup Global Network. Each project has a different methodology and way of opening or generating data, but all share the common thread of community involvement to make sure that open data is representative of all parts of a community to ensure transparency, completeness, and civic engagement.

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Erica Mesker

Associate Director, Strategic Development, TechSoup
Erica Mesker is currently the Associate Director of Strategic Development at TechSoup where she focuses on fundraising and program design for global development projects including those around technology, innovation, transparency, open data, human rights, and apps for good. In 2010... Read More →

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Richard Abisla

Portfolio Manager, Americas, Caravan Studios
Richard Abisla is the Portfolio Manager for the Americas at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. Richard is focused on working deeply with communities to organize their efforts so that they can build tools and increase their impact, and is a believer in the power of participatory... Read More →
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Catalina Escobar

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, MAKAIA
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Nedim Useinow

Project Coordinator, TechSoup Europe
On behalf of TechSoup, Nedim coordinates СivicTech initiatives across Central and Eastern Europe. He manages Apps4Cities/Dani Mist project aimed at promoting open data movement in Ukraine.
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Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb works with the team at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. In her role, she works with communities to design technology interventions aimed at increasing the public good. Most of that happens because of data -- data that is being accessed, organized, or produced... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
Highway Room