OD4D Summit (II)

Notes from the Open Data for Development Summit (OD4D Summit), part of the International Open Data Conference 2016, and held in Madrid, Spain, on 3 October 2016. More notes on this event: od4dsummit and iodc16.

Random notes during the session:

Strengthening global coordination

Coordination for what? Why coordination?

Strengths

  • Ability to bridge the top-down approach with the bottom-up approach.

Weaknesses

  • Regional representatives

Opportunities

  • Need for asset-mapping in communities to create communities.

Threats

  • Making connections shouldn’t be left to chance.
  • We talk about open data but have no open resources or open tools.

The role of multi-donor coordination in open data field

Strengths

  • Emerging network.
  • Different expertise.
  • Research done.

Weaknesses

  • How donors communicate with each other.
  • Target countries.
  • Mainstream use of data.

Opportunities

  • Better use of open data.
  • Leverage existing investments in the field.
  • Sectorial problem solving.
  • Consolidate as a resource.

Threats

  • Different proposals to different donors
  • Make it sustainable
  • Proliferation of global initiatives that forget about the local
  • Disperse information

Exploring how we can improve gender outcomes and drive new gender and data projects

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Gender unbalances can mask the real impact of open data.

Opportunities

Threats

4th International Data Conference (2016)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2016) “OD4D Summit (II)” In ICTlogy, #157, October 2016. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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