Open Aid Partnership to Co-Sponsor Side-Event at 2014 Development Cooperation Forum
On Thursday, July 10th, the Open Aid Partnership (OAP), along with Publish What You Fund, Development Initiatives, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be co-sponsoring a side event to the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), in New York City. The event, “Getting the right information into the right hands: Transparency and open data for the post-2015 agenda,” will delve into open data for development, transparency, and accountability, and how these areas can enhance the impact of the post-2015 agenda.
What can the development community do to make transparency and open data an effective tool to achieve sustainable development outcomes? How can these efforts be built into the post-2015 development agenda? These are just a couple of questions the forum will look to discuss. David Hall-Matthews, Director of Publish What You Fund, will moderate the session. The panel will include Viviana Caro Hinojosa, Minister of Development Planning, Bolivia, Robin Uyterlinde, Head of the Budgetary Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, Danny Sriskandarajah, Director, CIVICUS, Tony German, Executive Director, Development Initiatives, Mariam Sherman, Director for Results, Openness & Effectiveness, The World Bank Group, and Niloy Banerjee, Director Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group, Bureau for Development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
To learn more about the forum, and the events taking place, please go here.