The Open Data Lab Jakarta is convening open data experts from across the region.
The World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta is hosting the Regional Open Data Agenda-Setting Workshop, to be held on 4–6 February 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop will bring together experts, activists and advocates of open data in a dialogue to hear their voices and exchange ideas on how open data can become a truly useful tool to tackle practical problems in the region. It is part of the Harnessing Open Data to Achieve Development Results in Africa and Asia, conducted in partnership with the Open Data for Development Network, and financially supported by the International Development Research Centre.
At the Lab we believe that sustainable open data results can only be achieved by involving the various stakeholders that play a role in open data initiatives early on in the process. In our work, we seek to emphasise the importance of an inclusive agenda, try to identify key issues surrounding open data when designing interventions, and ensure that the distribution of benefits from open data is equitable and pro-development. With this event – which will have participants from over ten countries from the region attending and representing government, civil society, international organisations and academia – we hope to provide the setting to strengthen the ties between the different actors and sectors, create possibilities for collaboration, and align ongoing open data work.
To add further excitement, the Jakarta Lab will be having its Launch on the evening of the 5th of February: food, drinks, cultural performers, media, guests and honored speakers attending from and outside of the Regional Workshop will be in celebration. Exciting open data research and action presented by our partners from Indonesia and other countries in the region, the Lab’s innovation projects, our plans for the future and much more will be put on the spotlight that evening.
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