by Flor Serale, IWG Co-Chair
The March meeting of the Implementation Working Group (IWG) was held for the first time in Spanish and at a different time, in line with the objectives of the 2021 Action Plan to build a diverse space. The theme of the session was data openness for climate justice, and the challenges of opening and using public climate change data.
The Ministry of Environment of the Government of Uruguay designed its climate change policy in 2015, while in 2017 it generated its first National Determined Contribution (NDC) to report to the United Nations system. At the…
By Leonida Mutuku, Project Lead at the African Open Data Network
Corruption is one of the main governance issues that the OGP movement aims to address. However, it has been noted by OGP that several anti-corruption commitments made by countries do not move the needle and our research has found that oftentimes it’s due to the complex nature of corruption in government. This is more so the case when the commitment aims to create and avail open data to be used in anti-corruption efforts.
Open data has the potential to increase transparency and, therefore, oversight in the delivery of government…
“We cannot define the needs of our collective future based only on a particular point of view. We need a mix between different kinds of cultures and perspectives when we are building standards, or having conversations around data that will affect the rest of the world. ” — Juan Pane, CDS and Lead Data Analyst for ODC and CAF’s Data Taxonomy for Pandemic Preparedness, in an interview with Open Data Charter.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another wake up call on the importance of high quality, interoperable data spaces to make collective decisions for the common good.“ …
The Government of Catalonia’s Directorate General for Transparency and Open Data (DTDO) wanted to open up their data to more sectors in order to help overcome the health-related, employment-related and economic crises that have been caused by COVID-19. In order to achieve this recovery, they realised that they needed reliable, disaggregated, complete data that will enable them to determine what resources the government has and how to tackle the public health crisis. With this aim in mind, the Government of Catalonia, together with the ODC, organised their first COVID-19 Data Meet-Up in September 2020.
The Meetup aimed to define which…
Led by the National Digital Platform (PDN) of the Executive Secretariat of the National Anticorruption System (SESNA), the government mapped 27 datasets that are priority for their country, grouped in three categories: Public Health, Socio-political and Economic needs. One workshop per topic was held between October 27- 29.
by Flor Serale, IWG Co-Chair
La reunión de marzo del Grupo de Trabajo de Implementación de los Principios (IWG) se desarrolló por primera vez en castellano y en un horario diferente, en línea con los objetivos del Plan de Acción del 2021 para construir un espacio diverso donde se discuta abiertamente como podemos implementar los principios del ODC. El tema de la sesión fue la apertura de datos para la justicia climática, y los retos de abrir y usar datos públicos de cambio climático.
Fomentando la colaboración para abrir datos de cambio climático
In February, Slovenia organized their COVID-19 data meetup with almost 50 participants from the different ministries in charge of collecting or releasing pandemic data, as well as journalists and activists interested in the topic.The meeting began with opening remarks from the Open Data Charter (Natalia Carfi) and the OECD (Barbara Ubaldi). It was then followed by representatives from the governments of Catalonia, New Zealand and Mexico, as well as from Open North (Canada), who shared about their experiences organizing their own meetups in 2020. Following this, the Covid-19 Sledilnik project by Maja Založnik and Corona Virus Watch project by Marko…
The six recommendations proposed to improve the resilience of the government data system. These recommendations are based on the experiences and lessons learnt of government agencies and international organisations during the pandemic. You can find more detail in the full report published on data.govt.nz.
The following six recommendations are proposed to improve the resilience of New Zealand’s government data system:
Since 2015, natural disasters are exponentially increasing in the African great lakes region (Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo). While the Lake Tanganyika coastal cities record their historical water advance, coastal and river floods causing hundreds of deaths, social economic facility destruction and thousands homelessness, landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes threaten millions of citizens in the cities of Bukavu, Goma, Kigali and Bujumbura.
However, with considerable progress and the stakeholders’ involvement in the disaster management, for most African countries in general (and especially the African great lakes region), the response capacity of…
By Nati Carfi, Interim Executive Director
In our shared future, we are no longer demanding for our governments to open up data, for them to guarantee our privacy, or demanding for equal pay for equal value, or advocating for climate change to be seen as an emergency. Our shared future is one where we have jointly agreed that all these are important and are things we are working towards until every person, in every segment and intersection, feels irrevocably safe to be themselves on this planet.
Collaborating with governments and organisations to open up data for pay parity, climate action and combatting corruption.