Understanding and Operationalizing Accountability Ecoystems

Understanding and Operationalizing Accountability Ecoystems

On December 16th, 2016, with threats to democratic checks and balances on the rise worldwide, Root ChangeChemonicsGlobal Integrity, and the International Budget Partnership hosted an event at the OpenGov HubUnderstanding and Operationalizing an Accountability Ecosystems Approach

We aimed to do three things:

  • Provide an introduction to the conceptual framework underpinning accountability ecosystems;

  • Introduce the audience to a few examples of how practitioners in different contexts are already engaging with those concepts;

  • Engage session participants in reflecting on and further exploring the features and implications of an ecosystems approach.

Know Your Hubber: Sarah Orton

Know Your Hubber: Sarah Orton

As part of a new monthly series, we will be chatting with various members of OpenGov Hub (or as we like to call them, Hubbers) so that you can get to know some of the amazing people that make up our community. 

This month, we'll be chatting with Sarah Orton of Development Gateway. 

Taking Stock: Our Hub 2016 Year in Review

Taking Stock: Our Hub 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close, we reflect on what we accomplished at the OpenGov Hub this year.

Mapping for Humanitarian Good

Mapping for Humanitarian Good

More than 50 people gathered in DC on November 16 to celebrate geography and contribute to OpenStreetMap, a free and openly editable map of the world. This year’s OpenStreetMap GeoWeek main event launched the first open mapping projects designed by U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), specifically focused on program areas surrounding Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania.

Voices from the Ground or how to work better together in international development

Voices from the Ground or how to work better together in international development

The Community Solutions Program (CSP) fellows based in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, with support from OpenGov Hub and IREX organized an event on November 2nd, 2016, aiming to create another bridge for communication between international organizations working in development and their end beneficiaries. CSP fellows are exceptional young civil society leaders working on a variety of social issues in Africa, the Middle East, Central Eastern Europe, South Central Asia, Asia Pacific, and South America. Most of the fellows have partnered with or been end receivers of international development programs.

The event had the participation of over 60 people who engaged in some 'hot topics' like:

  1. Education and development within emergency/conflict zones
  2. Open data and media in closed societies
  3. Empowering women through entrepreneurship
  4. Challenges and opportunities in local funding
  5. How to work locally to help the environment

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