Information and communication technologies enable us to organise ourselves and our activities in new ways. Making it easier to mobilise and involve more people and changing the ways they can participate.
Open Development embraces these developments in a new international cooperation model; one that is more inclusive, that harnesses the wisdom of the crowd, that enables a switch from accountability to collaboration and from transparency to openness. The question is no longer “Should we be Open?” but “How can we be Open?”
At the Open Development Camp we will channel that energy and jointly shape the future of international development: how can open data, innovative technology and new ways of working help us create a better world?
At the same time we will move beyond the hype, and actively explore the boundaries of open and technology driven developments.
How relevant is open data when you live on less than $1 a day? How can we avoid yet another divide between the haves and the have nots? What are the security risks?
Join us on 7 & 8 November in Amsterdam for a reality check on Open Development.
Open Development Camp 2013 is organized by Open for Change and takes place at AmLab.
Open for Change is the network for Open Development. We bring together different parties, to stimulate the exchange of ideas and best practices and to promote the development of new paradigms, technologies and services in “open development”. We aim to accelerate innovation in international development and humanitarian aid.
Building on the success of the Open Data for Development Camps in 2011 (Amsterdam) and 2012 (Nairobi & Amsterdam), we will now bring together a broader movement around open data, open knowledge, open organizations, open government and social enterprises to jointly shape the future of development cooperation.