Open Budgets in Ghana & Story Maps: Feb 10-12, 2015
From Crisis to Accountability: Open Budget Advocacy in Ghana
Tuesday, February 10th, 12.30-2pm
Join Oxfam and Financial Accountability and Transparency-Africa for a discussion of civil society’s role in securing accountability for public spending on development, informed by recent experience in Ghana. The country's current experience is a case study of civil society pushing for the legal frameworks, institutional structures, and open and participatory practices that are key to achieving sustainable and accountable public investments for continued progress in the fight against poverty.
Bringing Datasets to Life with Esri Story Maps
Thursday, February 12th, 12.30-2pm
Story Maps are a simple yet powerful way to expose your work within a geographic context. Combining text, multimedia and maps, we can start to further enable not only GIS professionals with a public outreach tool but we can start to change the way the public perceives large and complex datasets. Built and designed to simplify the once complex interfaces of GIS tools, learn about the basics of online storytelling, the design process of creating simple yet elegant tools, and walk through the process of building your Story Map.