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Thursday, October 6


Regional Talk - East Europe

This session will explore whether open data is strengthening social cohesion in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Disillusionment with the results of transition in the region has resulted in an overall erosion of public trust. However, open data, and in particular open government data, is being used as a transformative tool in the relationship between citizens and government. This panel will discuss to what extent have such developments taken place in the region and what are some of the other key changes that the open data agenda has brought in, as well as where does the diverse group of experts and implementers see the value in working on open data.

How successful have such collaborations been in countries otherwise wrought with distrust? And how can the trust generated be sustained over long periods? Are new communities created around open data, resulting in a new interaction? What incentives can spur a stronger and more ingrained movement locally?

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the latest thinking and practises of collaborative work between governments and civil society.

  • Gain practical insight into best practises and challenges of current initiatives.

  • Present the web-platform for data journalism in English and Russian, tailored to academic staff.

  • Understand how civil society and government work together to create  innovative solutions.

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Lejla Sadiku

Open Data Specialist, UNDP
Title proposal:  Has open data brought trust in the institutions? Measuring the unmeasured: data democratization has transformed power dynamics between citizens and institutions Biography:  Lejla works in UNDP's Istanbul Regional Hub on open data in Europe and Central... Read More →


Nazerke Akhmetzhanova

Head of Department -  JSC "National Information Technologies", Ministry of Information and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nadiya Babynska

OPORA Civic Network
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Georges Labreche

Executive Director / Chief Data Officer, Open Data Kosovo
Title proposal: Open data for youth engagement and women's empowerment.Biography: Georges L. J. Labrèche is a problem solver, entrepreneur, and the founder of the Balkan’s leading civic-tech organization: Open Data Kosovo (ODK). He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering and a... Read More →

Dušan Stojanović

Director, Directorate for E-Government, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Serbia

Elira Turdubaeva

Head of Media Department, American University in Central Asia

Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
Room D
Friday, October 7


Understanding Your Data User Workshop
Understanding Your Data User Workshop

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Joel Gurin

‎President and Founder, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Biography: Joel Gurin is President and Founder of the Center for Open Data Enterprise (www.OpenDataEnterprise.org), a Washington-based nonprofit that works to maximize the value of open data as a public resource. He also serves as a senior open data consultant to the World Bank... Read More →

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Audrey Ariss

Director of Research and Design, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Biography: Audrey Ariss is the Director of Research and Design at the Center for Open Data Enterprise in Washington, D.C. She is the project lead for the Open Data Impact Map, the first global mapping of organizations using open data. In addition, she co-leads the US federal Open... Read More →
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Katherine García

Director of Communications and Outreach, The Center for Open Data Enterprise
Biography: Katherine Garcia is a member of the founding team for The Center for Open Data Enterprise, where she manages communications and outreach. She is the project lead for the Open Data Roundtables, gatherings that identify case studies, lessons learned, and best practices in... Read More →
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Laura Manley

Co-Founder and Director of Programs, Center for Open Data Enterprise
Title proposal: Understanding your data user workshop.Biography: Laura is the Co-Founder for the Center for Open Data Enterprise in Washington DC, where she leads partnerships and programs. At the Center, she oversees both the Open Data Impact Map, the first global mapping of the... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Room D


Train the trainers: sharing methodologies for teaching how to use open data
Train the trainers: sharing methodologies for teaching how to use open data

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Juan Casanueva

CEO, SocialTIC
Biography: Juan Manuel researches and promotes ICT for Social Change projects in Latin America. He is the CEO and co-founder of SocialTIC, a non-profit that enables changemakers through the strategic use of ICTs. Juan Manuel has managed, trained and advised NGOs, Governments and... Read More →
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Natalia Mazotte

Program Manager, School of Data Brazil
Title proposal: Data literacy for vulnerable youth.Biography: Journalist specialized in data driven journalism and digital strategy focused in the third sector. Program Manager of School of Data in Brazil and co-founder of the Brazilian chapter of the data-driven news agency J... Read More →

Dirk Slater

CEO, Fabriders

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Marco Túlio Pires

Program Manager, School of Data
Title proposal: Train the trainers: sharing methodologies for teaching how to use open data.Biography: Marco Túlio Pires is the programme manager at School of Data, overseeing the Global Fellowship and the the coordination of the international network of individuals, organisations and data-trainers. A Brazilian journalist and coder, Marco has worked as an investigative journalist in Globo TV, Brazil's biggest TV channel and also as a science... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 11:00 - 12:00
Room D


Leveraging Data visualization and partnerships for environmental action
Leveraging Data visualization and partnerships for environmental action


Penhleak Chan

Regional Network and partnesrship support manager, Open Development Mekong
Biography: Penhleak Chan is an open data advocate and practitioner. She worked with Open Development Cambodia, a platform that independently aggregates open data and creates information resources to inform the public and promote fact-based open dialogues on development trends in Cambodia... Read More →
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David González

Head of Technology and Co-Founder, Vizzuality
Biography: Vizzuality is a creative digital agency based in Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, England who use their skills to compel change that leads to a better world. They do this by designing and developing beautiful and useful web applications, mobile apps, interactive maps, data... Read More →
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Carolyn Soveldelli

Research Analyst, World Resources Institute
Biography: Carolyn Savoldelli is a Research Analyst for the Science and Research program at the World Resources Institute, a global research organization focusing on the environment and sustainable development. She supports efforts to formalize WRI’s commitment to open data and... Read More →
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Jessica Webb

Civil Society Specialist, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
Title proposal: Leveraging data visualization and partnerships for environmental action.Biography:  Jessica Webb is the Civil Society Specialist for Global Forest Watch, a free and powerful monitoring platform that promotes transparency by providing near real-time information on... Read More →

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Robert Watt

Director of Communications, SEI
Biography: Robert Watt  is Director of Communications at SEI. He holds undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of London. As Director of Communications at SEI, he and his team of of communications experts work in close collaboration with researchers to bridge science... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Room D


GODAN Action. Capacity development for open data users in agriculture and nutrition security
GODAN Action. Capacity development for open data users in agriculture and nutrition security

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Laura Meggiolaro

Coordinator, Land Portal
Biography: Since 2012 Laura Meggiolaro has been responsible for the overall management, implementation and expansion of the Land Portal as its coordinator. Laura holds a master’s degree in communications science and a master’s degree in economics for development. She has extensive... Read More →
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Ruthie Musker

Research and Partnerships Support Officer, GODAN Secretariat
Biography: Ruthie Musker has been working with the GODAN Secretariat as Research and Partnerships Support Officer for one month. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has performed ecology field research... Read More →
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Muchiri Nyaggah

Director, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI)
Biography: Muchiri serves as the Executive Director at the Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), an action-oriented think tank supporting efforts of African governments to end extreme poverty, end hunger and reduce inequalities. Their work is focused on the role of agricultural... Read More →
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Onno Roosenschoon

Project Manager, Alterra
Biography: Onno Roosenschoon got his master degree in Forestry Management at Wageningen University, but his career shifted away from Forestry towards Information Technology in the Agricultural and Environmental domain.  The last 15 years he works as project manager at Wageningen... Read More →

Fiona Smith

International Development Researcher, Open Data Institute
Biography: Fiona is the International Development Manager at The Open Data Institute responsible for research design, evaluation and learning covering the ODI’s work supporting developing country governments to unlock the value of open data.Fiona has a broad background in international... Read More →

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Isaura Lopes Ramos

Project Coordinator, The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation CTA
Title proposal: GODIVAN/Capacity development for open data users.Biography: Ms Lopes-Ramos (MA Dev Studies Genoa 2004) having started as a project officer in Zambia for an NGO working with vulnerable children she then joined the European Commission DGDEVCO working on analysing MDG... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 14:00 - 15:45
Room D