[open-development] open development proposal for OK Festival 2012 (deadline 20 April)

Johns, Sarah Sarah.Johns at plan-international.org
Tue Apr 17 15:56:51 UTC 2012


Hi Mika and Tim, also relieved about the deadline! If it's ok with everyone, I'll go ahead and fill in the form with the info I sent around, plus additional comments from Tim, and submit it, and update the etherpad site too. Then at least we've got everything captured and followed the process.

I can make Thursday or Friday - either ok for me.

Cheers,

Sarah

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From: tim.g.davies at gmail.com [mailto:tim.g.davies at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Tim Davies
Sent: 17 April 2012 11:19
To: Välitalo, Mika
Cc: Johns, Sarah; Claudia Schwegmann; open-development at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [open-development] open development proposal for OK Festival 2012 (deadline 20 April)

Hello Mika,

Thanks for all the update - this is really useful indeed.

I'm not sure I could make next Thursday 1pm BST, 3pm GMT+3, but could do the Friday if that was any good. Otherwise will happily drop in notes in advance if others can make it.

Good to hear that 20th April is just snapshot deadline. I think good will be to develop a timeline of when we need to get different bits of organising done by, so we've got time to prepare.

All the best

Tim

2012/4/17 Välitalo, Mika <Mika.Valitalo at plan-international.org<mailto:Mika.Valitalo at plan-international.org>>
Hi Tim, Sarah & all,

I had a discussion with Juha Huuskonen yesterday and would like to share some points with you:



*         Would it be possible for all/most of the interested people in the open dev. stream to have a joint skype discussion next week Thursday 3pm GMT+3? Juha would participate as well for Q&A session?


*         OKF encourages streams to come up with creative and 'result-oriented' ideas in addition to normal workshops, key notes etc. During the OKF, can open dev stream organize a campaign, petition, initiative or similar outcome along the meetings, workshops and discussions?

*         The submission deadline 20th is more of a snapshot of the plans so far. The current etherpad format and content currently is fairly satisfactory for the organizers. Let's beef it up a bit more and open dev stream should be in good position to be confirmed and become eligible funding for organizing expenses (e.g. travel&accommodation for invited guests).

*         Juha Huuskonen is our key contact person i.e. he can respond to any general logistical, organizational issues regarding OKF. However, the content and program itself obviously comes from the active people in each stream. Thus, we'd need to name key organizers responsible for the further planning and activities.

*         When we continue the more detailed planning  it's good be aware of the available venues that will used by all streams. Some peaks can be found here (use google translate, it's in Finnish...). This list is incomplete, I'll ask Juha for confirmed list of venues.

*         http://lume.aalto.fi/fi/tilat_ja_palvelut_eng/tilat/sampo-sali/

*         http://lume.aalto.fi/fi/tilat_ja_palvelut_eng/tilat/ylalampio/

*         http://lume.aalto.fi/fi/midcom-serveattachmentguid-1e0610297e9c438610211e09c7d79e072bd89f689f6/elokuvastudio8.jpg

*         http://lume.aalto.fi/fi/tilat_ja_palvelut_eng/tilat/galleria/





Best, Mika

From: open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org<mailto:open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org> [mailto:open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org<mailto:open-development-bounces at lists.okfn.org>] On Behalf Of Tim Davies
Sent: 17. huhtikuuta 2012 2:17

To: Johns, Sarah; Claudia Schwegmann
Cc: open-development at lists.okfn.org<mailto:open-development at lists.okfn.org>
Subject: Re: [open-development] open development proposal for OK Festival 2012 (deadline 20 April)

Hey Sarah,

This looks good. I've suggested a few tweaks to the session descriptions below - but this looks good.

I think one of the things OKF are really interested in is innovative ways of hosting sessions - so one thing we might want to say in the proposal is that we'll try and invite a range of sessions, from presentations and workshops, to hands on explorations of different open resources for development.

I know Claudia had some ideas as well about trying to link up with Finnish NGOs and others for maybe one session of more introductory presentations on open-development to a non OKF audience, possibly as a fringe event outside the main programme. I don't know how far that idea is yet - but it might be something to include in the questions to OKFest organisers (e.g. what are the possibilities for organising these sorts of fringe sessions that would fit alongside OKFest but be open to wider groups not registered for main festival etc.).

All the best & thanks again for leading on this :)

Tim
2012/4/16 Johns, Sarah <Sarah.Johns at plan-international.org<mailto:Sarah.Johns at plan-international.org>>
Hello all,

I volunteered to put together a proposal for an Open Development stream for the OK Festival in Helsinki in Sept 2012.

I've been making notes on what to include, and would like to share them with you for early comments.  The theme is 'Open Knowledge in Action' so we're also looking for projects that are making practical use of open knowledge to benefit communities in developing countries, that we can share at the festival.

First question - are the three proposed topics ok?

Cheers, Sarah



Title: Open Development Stream



Description



In the international aid/development field, there's lots of initiatives happening around open  data/knowledge/research, in tandem with the Open Government initiative. In these days of declining resources and an increasingly volatile  climate, sharing data/knowledge is absolutely central to supporting developing countries to protect the rights of their citizens, and to reduce the number of people living in poverty. It is also key in monitoring aid donors spend, and ensuring that the money goes to where it's needed most.



A stream (day/two days) dedicated to exploring the practical application of  open knowledge/data for development.



Three core topics



Topic A: Open development and aid flow: exploring developments in the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and tracking aid to developing countries. Exploring who really benefits, and what is needed to make aid data make an impact? Sharing inspirational examples of how communities/civil society organisations could use this information to monitor government budget and spending and increase the effectiveness of aid. Also looking at new open funding models, such as crowd sourced microfinance, that are emerging, and asking how do they work?

Linked streams: Open Government, Open Funding

Topic B: Open = accessible? What are the practical issues for citizens in developing countries accessing open information?  Drawing on community informatics research: Is Open data accessible data? What additional communication channels are needed to engage more rural communities in open government and open development - eg., what about those who are not able to access data due to language/connectivity? is the data that's being opened useful to communities for local level transparency and accountability work? how can grassroots communities be involved in inputting information, especially local tacit knowledge that is not currently available to confirm/contest data that's on OG portals? what about infomediaries at community level?

Linked streams: Open Democracy, Open Government

Topic C: Technologies for open development What role do ICTs and open technologies such as FLOSS or open hardware play in open development? Mobile technology, app development, mapping and digital data collection, developing great partnerships between development organisations, communities and tech agencies ie Frontline SMS. Include Presentations from attendees who presented at ICT4D 2012.

Linked streams: ?

Keywords

development, open data, government, ICT for development, ICT4D, democracy. citizens, mobile, technology



Team members tbc



Links tbc



Additional information tbc



Contact person name tbc

Contact person email tbc

Contact person phone tbc

Questions for OK Fest organisers tbc

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