[open-development] Funded project proposals - call for ideas by end of March

Tim Davies tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk
Wed Mar 20 09:21:04 UTC 2013

Dear all,

In our last group call we discussed the opportunity to put some funding
applications in as the Open Development Working Group, in particular to
IDRC for $20 - $30k.

We agreed to collate proposals by the end of March. So, if you've got an
idea for a concrete project that the Working Group could be involved in or
host, make sure you've put together a proposal on an Etherpad at
http://okfnpad.org/opendevwg - There is a template there for proposals, and
an example proposal on Open Development Fellowships that I've put together.

Once ideas are in, we'll be able to discuss on the list which we want to
put forward for funding.

All the best


P.S - As I went through notes from our last meeting on the Etherpad I
noticed two fairly urgent action points: (1) Bursary funding for OKFestival
Participation - some people mentioned possible funding that might need to
be applied for now to help broaden participation in Septembers Open
Knowledge Festival in Geneva... please do start a discussion on the list if
you can take action on this and need input; (2) the OECD Global Development
Forum is taking place at the start of April, and it had been suggested that
we campaign on opening OECD data. Anyone interested in taking that forward
/ working out next steps to make it happen?

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Tim Davies <tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk
> wrote:

> Hello all,
> We had a great Working Group call on Tuesday, with 14 people from across
> the world joining the call, and a number of others contributing through
> e-mail and Etherpad.
> Notes from the meeting can be found at http://okfnpad.org/opendevwg and
> I've pasted in the introductions to everyone who was on the call below (as
> one of the big things we've identified is that members would like to know
> more about the 200+ people on this list).
> To summarise the call and potential actions (some discussed on the call,
> some extra ideas):
>    - *Outreach* to bring more people into the conversation was a big
>    theme. A number of people volunteered to act as local outreach volunteers
>    or local leaders in their regions.
>    Action: Anyone attending relevant local or regional events to promote
>    the group at these. Land Coalition and others to consider inviting members
>    to join the working group. Ask the list for resources you need to help
>    promoting the working group.
>    - *Increasing knowledge sharing and networking* - there wasn't
>    consensus on having a LinkedIn group (though I would point everyone to the
>    sister Open Development Google+ group set up by Wayan Vota at
>    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116341375754355594168) but
>    there was a real interest in more knowledge sharing.
>    Action: if you've got open-development news - share it by sending to
>    open-development at lists.okfn.org. If you've not told everyone the list
>    what you are up to recently, then share an update with the list.
>    Possible action: set up a spreadsheet listing all the members of the
>    WG list, with space to add details on interests and projects
>    - *Funded projects* - Matthew Smith introduced the possibility of some
>    capacity building funds for the group. We agree to work up concrete
>    proposals over March that we could then discuss. We identified key goals
>    for these proposals:
>    -
>       - *(a) Building the open development field; *
>    - *(b) Building southern ownership of open development agenda; *
>    - *(c) Capacity building; *
>    - *(d) Meeting a demonstrated demand; *
>    I've set up a template for working up proposals here:
>    http://okfnpad.org/opendevwg-proposal and started one on having a
>    fellowship scheme here:
>    http://okfnpad.org/opendevwg-proposal-fellowships
>    If you have a proposal you would like the group to consider, then take
>    the template, set up your own etherpad, and let the list know about it so
>    that we can collaborate on plans.
>    - *Regular web-conversations* - Tariq K offered to experiment with
>    some live web chats on Google+. This sounds like a great idea.
>    Action: Anyone who wants to help Tariq, or with suggestions for
>    topics, let him know. We should schedule one of these in soon.
> I'll also send specific e-mails on different of these actions in the
> coming week to help us move forward next steps - but please don't wait for
> me before getting started on any actions you can give a few minutes too...
> All the best
> Tim
>    - *Tim Davies* - consultant for aidinfo, open data researcher (
>    www.opendataresearch.org), web science PhD student
>    - *Carlos Iglesias* - open data consultant spain; working with WF to
>    create methods for assess readiness of countries for open data initiatives;
>    also conducting studies of open data readiness around the world; web
>    standards and ICT for social and economic development with SB
>    Consulting;
>    - *Christophe* - DANS, Den Haag - working on open data and linked data
>    - in low bandwidth context
>    - *Claudia* - OKF Germany - lobyying for aid transparency with german
>    government and NGOs
>    - *Kate Chapman*- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)- (based in
>    Jakarta) HOT works with government and communities to help them
>    collect open geographic data for disaster preparedness and response.
>    - *Laura* - working on LandPortal.info - looking at how landportal
>    could gather and share open data...
>    - *Matthew Smith* - International Development Reseach Centre - Canada
>    - Ottowa based. Funding research for development projects; research that
>    needs to be communicated to other practitioners; 'Information and networks'
>    team;
>    - *Neil Sorensen *- International Land Coalition - NGOs, Civil
>    Society, Research Institutes, Many UN Agencies - ILC Council made 'open
>    development' an official priority of the organisation. Goal: secure
>    equiable access to and control over land... Making land transparent can
>    help us to introduce these
>    - *Tin* - Web Oberations for ILC - work closely with LandMatrix
>    project.
>    - *Raed Sharif* - Tononto based - PhD, teaching and working on ODDC
>    project. Worked with open access movement for many years - in the last
>    5 years or so focussing on open data and knowledge for social change and
>    development in Africa and Middle East. Done extensive research on
>    these issue in South Africa.  Interest in continued work in this
>    field.
>    - *Victor de Boer*- VU Amsterdam - worked on open development projects
>    - voice based access for farmers in Africa (http://mvoices.eu/). Also
>    a project on Linked Data for IDS(w/ Christophe) (api2lod.appspot.com)Supervising
>    two MSc projects in this field - Linked Open Data for IATI; Linked Data for
>    Land Portal.
>    - *Mark Herringer* - open development practitioner and social
>    entrepreneur. developing www.konekta.info Geolocation and access to
>    community services. https://github.com/konekta/where-is-when-is/issues
>    - *Felipe Estefan* - Open Government at World Bank Institute: Open
>    Contracting, Open Budgeting and Open Development Technology Alliance
>    - *Mariana* - Uruguay - D.A.T.A - Open Data, Transparency and Access
>    to Information.  DATA promotes human development through the creation,
>    use and innovation on Open Data based technology
>    - *John Weeks* - Project Coordinator for Open Development Cambodia.
>    Providing and collating public sector news and legal data, with a
>    particular emphasis on mapping. http://OpenDevCam.net<http://opendevcam.net/>
> --
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> 07834 856 303.
> @timdavies
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