Open Data and the SDGs
Live stream: 28 June 2017
Recording of the live stream available!
In this interesting web-seminar, Nnenna Nwakanma, Senior Policy Manager with the World Wide Web Foundation, and Manuela Yamada, who runs the open source platform MateriaBrasil, explained the important role of freely available and usable data in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
“How do we know that we are using the right means to solve the right problems?” Nnenna Nwakanma asks. She is particularly concerned with distribution, control and participation: The world’s resources are limited and lie in the hands of a very few protagonists. “Open data allows us to control these resources, evaluate changes and participate as citizens.” Manuela Yamada also sees the enormous power held by corporations as a major impediment of sustainable development. She focuses mainly on innovative technologies and private initiatives, where consumers have access to all information: “If you don’t know what you’re buying, you can never change.”
“All the Internet, all the people, all the time”.
(Nnenna Nwakanma, WorldWebFoundation)
Moderator: Allana Nelson, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Target group: Everybody interested in sustainability and internet, no/little previous knowledge necessary
Web-seminar language: English
Duration: 1 hour
…is working for the World Wide Web Foundation since 2013 (current position: Senior Policy Manager).
…has co-founded in the recent years The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA, launched 2003).
… is an activist for free and open-source software and advocates for open data, open government and the open Web across Africa.
…Nigerian but introduces herself as ‘African’.
… is running MateriaBrasil a free open source platform that works as a library for social-environmentally responsible materials, products and services available in Brazil.
… is heading the Ouishare Brazil Chapter.
… is a product designer, social innovator, open source passionate and advocating a systemic change in politics and business toward a sustainable, open society.
… is 26 years old and Brazilian.
… is working for the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) since April 2017 (current position: Program Manager for the Principles for Digital Development
DIAL was founded by USAID, belongs to the UN and regards itself as the steward of the Digital Principles
… helps coalesce the development community around scaling and increasing the impact and cost effectiveness of digital development investments.
… holds a B.A. in Political Science and is an MBA/MPP candidate in Business Operations, Strategy, and International Development