[open-development] OKFestival Bursaries for development practitioners and coders

Tim Davies tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk
Thu Jul 19 10:20:00 UTC 2012

Hello all,

Thanks to SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) there are a
number of extra bursaries available for the Open Knowledge Festival in
Finland this September where we will have a lot of open development
focussed events.

The bursaries can cover reasonable flight, accommodation and ticket costs
for development practitioners and coders from developing countries who are
coming to take part in the Open Development track.

Application form is available at
http://okfestival.org/travel-bursaries/#development and the deadline is the
8th of August.

Some more details below as well on some of the International Aid
Transparency Initiative related plans for the event,


*IATI at OKFestival in Finland*
The Open Knowledge Festival is happening in Helsinki, Finland from 17th -
22nd September from, bringing together hundreds of people from the open
data and open knowledge community.

On Wednesday, the Open Development track (
http://okfestival.org/topic-stream-open-development/) will include
discussions of open aid data, including IATI, and then on Thursday a
hack-day focussed on IATI data will be taking place, supported by the
Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

Thursday will also include an IATI Technical Team workshop from 11:30 to
15:30 where we will be working together on the technical roadmap and to
share details of recent progress and future plans:

Early bird tickets for OKFest are available until 31st July.

Thanks to SIDA, travel bursaries will also be available to support
participation in the aid data hack day and open-development stream by
practitioners and developers from developing countries. See
http://okfestival.org/travel-bursaries/ for details.


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