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Parceria com Open Knowledge resulta em plano de ação para uma política de dados abertos no Distrito Federal

- December 15, 2014 in avaliação, banco mundial, Dados Abertos, Destaque, distrito federal, ODRA, Open Knowledge, Partnership for Open Data, plano de ação

Diagnóstico realizado pela Open Knowledge Brasil concluiu que há avanços em termos de transparência, mas é preciso criar uma estratégia unificada para a abertura de dados governamentais de forma eficiente e sustentável. Palácio_do_Buriti_(vista_lateral) A Open Knowledge Brasil, com o apoio da Coalização para os Dados Abertos (Parnership for Open Data), desenvolveu em colaboração com a Secretaria de Transparência e Controle (STC) do governo do Distrito Federal (GDF) um diagnóstico para a abertura de dados governamentais que resultou em um plano de ação para a implementação de uma Política Distrital de Dados Abertos. A parceria foi firmada em maio deste ano por meio de um Acordo de Cooperação Técnica entre o GDF e a Open Knowledge Brasil (OKBr). O objetivo foi de melhorar as iniciativas de transparência ativa do governo e estimular maior participação social. “Trata-se de uma parceria inovadora que possibilitou criar um plano de ação para que a abertura de dados governamentais ocorra de modo mais eficaz, a partir do diagnóstico do que já vinha sendo feito. Todo esse trabalho ficará disponível publicamente, o que é um diferencial em relação a outros locais ao redor do mundo”, ressaltou Everton Zanella Alvarenga, diretor executivo da OKBr. “Em um contexto em que a retórica da abertura nem sempre se reflete em ações efetivas de dados abertos, a iniciativa do GDF de trabalhar de forma aberta e em parceria com a sociedade civil pode servir de exemplo para que outros estados e municípios assumam um verdadeiro compromisso nesse sentido”, destaca, fazendo referência aos resultados de 2014 do Índice Global de Dados Abertos. Resultados O diagnóstico reconhece os avanços do Distrito Federal em termos de transparência e abertura principalmente por conta da criação da Secretaria de Transparência e Controle (STC) e de iniciativas como o Portal de Dados Abertos. “Essas sementes no governo; o favorável cenário legal para a Internet no Brasil, com a aprovação do Marco Civil da Internet; a grande quantidade de usuários de dispositivos móveis em Brasília; e uma classe brasiliense vibrante de desenvolvedores de software colocam a capital brasileira em condições de liderar iniciativas de dados abertos em todo o país”, afirma o relatório. Por outro lado, o documento frisa a importância de se unificar e institucionalizar ações que no momento encontram-se pouco articuladas. Outro desafio é a articulação com a sociedade civil: “o governo precisa sinalizar, claramente, que apoia e estimula a criação de serviços e aplicativos que utilizam dados abertos”, recomenda o texto. O diagnóstico se baseou na Ferramenta de Avaliação de Prontidão em Dados Abertos (em inglês, ODRA – Open Data Readiness Assessment), formulada pelo Banco Mundial e traduzida para o português pela OKBr, que está disponível online para uso, redistribuição e adaptação livres. Foram analisados aspectos políticos, técnicos e econômicos do governo do Distrito Federal, distribuidos em oito eixos: liderança em dados abertos; marco legal relacionado à gestão de dados e acesso à informação; preparação institucional do governo (estruturas, competências e responsabilidades); dados governamentais; demanda de dados e participação cidadã; ecossistema de dados abertos; financiamento e infraestrutura e habilidades da tecnologia nacional. Plano de ação O plano de ação proposto para o Distrito Federal considerando seu estado atual de dados abertos propõe atividades para o curto, médio e longo prazo e um cronograma de implementação.As ações propostas dividem-se por áreas e estabelecem os responsáveis, o esforço necessário, um prazo razoável para sua execução e os custos envolvidos. Tanto o diagnóstico, quanto o plano de ação estão disponíveis online. Mais informações: flattr this!

Join our first Regional Community Mentoring and Skill-share Gathering

- September 23, 2014 in community, Featured, learning, Meetups, mentoring, mexico, Mexico City, Partnership for Open Data, POD, skillsharing, SocialTIC

Open Knowledge community gathering We are glad to announce our first official Community Mentoring and Skillshare Gathering to be held in Mexico City on October 3, 2014 in connection with the ConDatos and AbraLatam conferences. The event will kick off a series of similar regional events on other continents later this year and into next and will serve to enhance our virtual skill sharing and mentoring activities. The Community Mentoring and Skillshare Gathering is a 1-day event scheduled to take place right after the ConDatos and AbreLatam conferences in Mexico next week. Open Knowledge community members from Latin America will join other grassroots open activists from across the region to build relationships, share skills, and find mentors. The event is a pilot that will explore new ways of supporting the global (and often virtual) open knowledge community by organising face-to-face skill sharing and mentoring activities around relevant regional open events. The intention is to use these gatherings to jumpstart a community lead mentorship programme, an idea that we have been discussing with community members for a few months (see here for more details). The mentorship programme is intended to be largely self-sustainable, community/peer-to-peer driven and of benefit to both newcomers and more experienced community members. The program should run on volunteer basis, to ensure broad commitment and inclusivity. We are honoured to be able to experiment with this idea in collaboration with our community in and around Latin America following AbreLatam/ConDatos this month in Mexico, and hope to learn a lot about the needs and desires of community members seeking mentorship – as well as how we can make the most of in person gatherings to strengthen both our skills and community.

Powered by the Partnership for Open Data

The series of events are organized in close collaboration with the Partnership for Open Data and in partnership with SocialTIC. One goal of the Partnership for Open Data is to support the development of strong open knowledge communities around the world, and the aim of the community summit will be to run a number of peer to peer skillshares designed to strengthen the open community’s ability to continue to grow and diversify.

A day full of activities

Activities at the event will include a mentoring brainstorming session, where we will discuss how and why mentoring is needed in the network, actual skill sharing sessions as well as some time dedicated to discussing how we continue to support and teach each other online after we return to our respective cities and countries. In this same spirit of peer-to-peer support, the Partnership for Open Data and Open Knowledge will host a skillshare corner at the ConDatos. One of the activities that we will be running is a Open Data Census community sprint in which we will try to expand the community of contributors to the open data census.

Community building of the programme and upcoming community calls

In order to ensure that we make the most of the time we have all together and put together a programme that suits the needs of the Latin American open community, we would like to invite you to participate in one of the following community calls to discuss the ideas mentioned above:
  • Tuesday, 23th of September, 6 pm CET/12 pm EDT (HANGOUT LINK)
  • Thursday, 25th of September, 9 pm CET/3 pm EDT (HANGOUT LINK)
If you are unable to attend one of the above calls but would like to suggest ideas, we would love to hear from you via this idea submission form or on email local (at) okfn (dot) org.

How to join

If you are in Mexico next week and would like to participate, please drop us a line at local [at] okfn [dot] org. Lastly, we would like to extend a warm thank you to our friends at SocialTIC for helping to make this happen! We are looking forward to seeing you all next week in Mexico!

Join us for a Data Expedition on water in Dar es Salaam on June 6th

- June 3, 2014 in Events, Partnership for Open Data

A Data Expedition in Dar es Salaam coming up

School of Data and Code for Africa are stopping by Dar es Salaam in Tanzania this week – to celebrate this we’ll host a Data Expedition on Data from the Water Ministry and other public data we can surface in Tanzania on: Friday June 6th from 9:30 to 16:00 at BUNI Hub Join the team and register for free here. David from Code for Africa and Ketty and Michael from School of Data are in Tanzania this week, mainly to assist the Ministry of Water and the National Bureau of Statistics. To round off the week they will guide a Data Expedition using some of the Data they have worked with. Data Expeditions are an experimental training concept developed by the School of Data to help you start working with data. You will explore different aspects of the data in a small team and learn from each other as well as our trainers in how to best deal with it. Join us at: BUNI Hub
Sayansi-building
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Kijitonyama
P.O. Box 4302
Dar es Salaam Food and drinks will be provided for. The event is generously hosted by BUNI hub under the TANZICT Project, the World Bank and the Partnership for Open Data. We’ll start out at 10am and work until around 4pm. A snack will be provided for lunch. flattr this!

Enter the Partnership for Open Data’s Impact Stories Competition!

- February 20, 2014 in Open Data, Partnership for Open Data

We want to know how opening up data impact those in developing countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) is a partnership of institutions to research, support, train and promote open data in the context of low and middle income countries. We invite you to share with us your stories about how open data has positively impacted you, or those around you; technologically, politically, commercially, environmentally, socially, or in any other way. banner POD How has Open Data impacted you and your community? Over the last decade, Open Data initiatives have become increasingly popular with both governments and civil society organisations. Through these initiatives they hope to tap into its potential benefits of innovation, delivery of better services more cost effectively, combating climate change, improving urban planning, and reducing corruption; to name but just a few of the possibilities. This is the chance to tell your inspiring stories, and get them published. A grand prize of $1000 (USD) is on offer and there are 2 x $500 (USD) runner up prizes! This competition is being run by the Open Knowledge Foundation as part of the Partnership for Open Data, a joint initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Data Institute, and The World Bank.

Click to Enter the Competition.

Closing Date: 24th March 2014 Winners will be announced within three weeks of the closing date. Terms and Conditions apply.