In just 25 years, the internet and the world wide web have drastically changed the way we connect and organise. Groups and communities with access to the technology become more open and creative in finding new solutions to their problems.
They become less dependent on big institutions and are more capable of organising themselves. We see a rise of open organisations; a globally expanding mesh of networked community initiatives. Their common ideology is to share: knowledge, information, tools, and data.
At the same time, we see new threats to empowerment and sharing, new means of surveillance, oppression and violence. We therefore have a growing need for national and international policies and legislation to safeguard access, openness and sharing for the benefit of all, including those not (or not yet) connected.
Join us at Open Development Camp 2014 to explore:
We'll work with local projects around the world to further shape the open development movement: How do we use open data, implement open policies, organise and collaborate in new ways, and form new business models? And how do we establish rights and rules around privacy and security, and information and communication. How to develop a safe, inclusive and equitable environment?
This 4th edition of Open Development Camp is organised by Open for Change, the network for Open Development, and DE CONNECTORS, a crossmedia agency connecting organisations with new generations.
Building on the success of the Open Data for Development Camps in 2011 (Amsterdam) and 2012 (Nairobi & Amsterdam), and Open Development Camp 2013 (Amsterdam), we will again bring together a broader movement around open, justice, and digital rights, for a reality check on Open Development!
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Oxfam is involved in a project in Ghana looking at examining how national-to-local budget and expenditure monitoring done by their partner SEND could be enhanced using ICT. This might involve reinforcing and extending capability gains at the national level to regularise the national budget process and open it to effective participation and parliamentary oversight, as well as enhancing the capability of government officials and civil society at the local level to implement and monitor budget allocations for pro-poor programs. The project aims to monitor and seek accountability for decision making related to the national budget, by establishing baselines and setting and pursuing campaign targets for improved public spending in agriculture, education, and health.
Tickets are 80 euro for the full two-day event. Early birds pay just 60 euro. Lunch and drinks will be provided on both days.