Open Gov

The third element in the connected government ’troika’ is the rapidly evolving arena of open data, transparent processes and new forms of trans-agency or trans-sectoral collaboration to build applications and deliver services with a public purpose.
 
Examples of themes to be explored include:
• Transparency
• Open data
• Apps
• Hackfests

PAW2014

Knowing What To Look For: international Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy complaints and enquiries are on the rise. We talk with Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner in the countdown to the international Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2014.

John McMillan

Joining the Open Government Partnership: What’s next?

The Open Government Partnership is a 60-nation network and growing. After some two years, Australia’s Federal Government has just committed to joining the OGP. We talk with John McMillan, the Australian Government’s Information Commissioner, about what the OGP might mean for a nation well-known for its early adoption of Gov 2.0 and other forms of connected government.

John Bracken

Counting down to the Open Gov News Challenge 2013

As the deadline for submissions approaches for the News Challenge on Open Government, John Bracken, the Knight Foundation’s Director of Media Innovation shares his observations on the journey so far and provides some insights for making project submissions, as well as how everyone can contribute to this timely Challenge to accelerate better ways that government and citizens can interact.

Chris Sopher

Open Government: Launching Knight News Challenge 2013

Ahead of taking formal applications, an “inspiration phase” has been launched for the 2013 Knight News Challenge. Some $5 million of Knight Foundation funding will be announced in June for innovative projects around Open Government.

Jean Francois Gauthier, Mario Asselin

Escalating open government for the Francophone world

Jean-François Gauthier and Mario Asselin from Démocratie Ouverte discuss how they have been working with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) as well as their colleagues across the French speaking world to support Governments to broaden and deepen the opengov and open democracy movement.

Theresa Pardo

Open government and public value: Beyond the bottom-line

Theresa Pardo is well known for her work leading the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). This discussion looks at public value and taking a portfolio approach to open government, as articulated through the CTG’s Public Value Assessment Tool.

AnneThurston-feat

Open Government and trustworthy records

Digital public sector recordkeeping is one of the unsung cornerstones in the open government and open data discussion.

Dr Anne Thurston talks about past and current challenges of digital recordkeeping and preservation for government – particularly in developing countries. She also highlights how the open government movement holds opportunities for the public sector recordkeeping profession.

ausgoal

Open access, open licensing, open government

Open access to Government information is a key element of the open government discussion, both in policy and practice terms.

Baden Appleyard shares his experience in developing and applying the Australian Government’s Open Access and Licensing Framework, and highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in opening up information from Governments as well as public research bodies through licensing options such as Creative Commons.

edgeryders

Young citizens reveal new ways of thinking about government

EdgeRyders is a joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, and has been described as ‘the largest think-tank in the world’ where young Europeans are collaborating and sharing experiences about what it means to transition to an independent, active life.

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