Events Next Week

Brave the cold and join us next week for four great events at the OpenGov Hub. Space is limited in some cases, so be sure to register today!

Do Mobile Phone Surveys Work in Poor Countries?
Wednesday, March 4th, 8.30-10am
Can the mobile phone survey platform reach a nationally representative sample? To what extent does linguistic fractionalization affect the ability to produce a representative sample? How effectively does monetary compensation impact survey completion patterns? Join us for a discussion on the challenges of reaching a nationally representative sample using cell phones. REGISTER

Community-Led Education Data: Launching Open Schools Kenya
Wednesday, March 4th, 4-6pm
Over the past year, teams from Kibera and Washington have been working to fill an school data gap in Kenya through creative new ways. Beginning with extensive coalition building, every school has been mapped, photographed and surveyed into OpenStreetMap - linked with official Kenya Open Data - and made accessible online and offline. Join us for the launch! REGISTER

Open Data and e-Government in Ukraine: A Conversation with SocialBoost
Wednesday, March 4th, 12.30-2pm

Join us with SocialBoost to discuss their work, with the support of USAID, to develop communication tools to help communities affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. SocialBoost is a tech NGO that promotes open data through hackathons for socially meaningful IT-projects, related to e-government, e-services, data visualization and open government data. REGISTER

Transparency & Land Rights: a Global Map of Indigenous & Community Lands
Thursday, March 5th, 12.30-2pm
As interest in land increases globally, more communities are losing their land or access to critical natural resources. In response, more communities are taking action to protect their lands and pro-actively mapping and marking their boundaries. Join us for a discussion led by WRI on the creation of an online, interactive Global Map of Indigenous and Local Community Lands. REGISTER

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