Frank Pichel, CPO
Thea and I are looking forward to attending the Open Government Partnership Global Summit this week in Mexico City, even arriving early to participate in the extractives data dive hosted by NRGI over the weekend. The OGP Summit provides an opportunity to collaborate with members of civil society, government and business to discuss, and learn from, real world examples of how openness can improve public services, drive economic growth and reduce poverty, while making governments more accountable. This concept of open data, with a focus on property rights (naturally), is a cornerstone of our work at Cadasta.
On Monday, we will participate in the Public Launch of ResourceContracts.org, preceded by a daylong hackathon and Data Dive on Natural Resources and the Extractives Sector.
There are a number of sessions we are particularly excited to attend, including:
- OpenStreetMap Mapathon (Wednesday at 12:30 PM) learn about open mapping and contribute to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s ongoing work;
- Data to Delivery: Tools for Advancing Natural Resource Disclosure (Wednesday at 3:00 PM) which will showcase innovative platforms to ensure disclosure delivers concrete accountability results;
- Open Mapping Happy Hour (Wednesday at 7:00 PM) an open map data community social event;
- So You Want to Open Geo? (Thursday 9:00 AM) will assess how to make better open geodata with a panel of technical experts;
- Disclosing Natural Resource Data to Advance Governance (Thursday at 10:00 AM) discussing importance of disclosing natural resource data to advance governance and particularly looking at beneficial ownership data;
- The Open Mapping Revolution and What it Means for Government (Thursday at 12:00 PM) moderated by friend of Cadasta, Mikel Maron, and discussing how open mapping data commons change how we create and share geospatial data; &
- Confidentiality and Open Data (Thursday at 2:30 PM) an interview of Julian Assange moderated by Stella Dawson of Reuters News on the consequences of opening public information.
If you are bound for the OGP summit, reach out to Thea and I – we look forward to catching up in person! If there is something else, we should be attending and has a property rights aspect, let us know. In the meantime, follow us on twitter.