The role of Open Government Data in developing countries - Liveblog
October 3, 2011, 1pm ET, 17:00 GMT
This event, coorganized by the World Wide Web Foundation and the World Bank, featured a keynote presentation by Jose Manuel Alonso and case studies from Kenya and Moldova about their groundbreaking open government initiatives supported by the World Bank.
Read the transcript below.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched by President Obama and 45 other Heads of States and other leaders on September 20th in New York City at the sidelines of UN General Assembly, marking the beginning of a new phase in government transparency, accountability, and citizen participation. Open Government Data initiatives are seen as a key element of open government agenda, and have been adopted by a number of governments around the world, and increasingly developing countries are embarking on these initiatives and are asking World Bank for support.
Co-Chairs: Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, ICT Unit and Neil Fantom, Manager, DECDG
Opening Remarks: Aleem Walji, Practice Manager, WBIIN
Johannes Zutt (TBC), Country Director, Kenya
Martin Raiser, Country Director, Ukraine/Belarus/Moldova (recorded video)
Keynote Speaker: Jose Manuel Alonso, Program Manager, Open Data, World Wide Web Foundation
Case Studies: Kenya - Tracey Marie Lane, Senior Economist, AFTP2, Kenya
Christopher Finch, Senior Social Development Specialist, AFTCS, Kenya
Moldova - Oleg Petrov, TTL, Moldova Governance eTransformation Project
Kristin Sinclair, Governance Officer, ECCMD
Jeff Kaplan, Consultant, ICT Unit
Commentary: Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Senior Governance Specialist, WBIIN
Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist, DECDG
Adrian Fozzard, Lead Public Sector Specialist, PRMPS