On November 11th our CEO, Rupert Simons, will be speaking at the Open Data for Development Fair in the Hague.

Rupert will share the work that Publish What You Fund is doing on IATI data and discuss the next challenge – using the data to improve decision-making, accountability and learning at country level. Starting with his own experiences of helping to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone, he’ll look at how open aid data has helped with decision-making and accountability in different contexts – and when it has fallen short. What lessons can we learn as we strive to foster greater data use at country level?

Details of the event are below. If you’re interesting in coming along you can register here.

Open Data for Development Fair 2015 The Hague

From Compliance. To Ambition. To Practice.

How can open data be used to increase impact?
Find out as open data practitioners, policy makers and innovators will share how open data strategy and IATI implementation can increase operational efficiency and create meaningful impact. We will focus on the opportunities, challenges and solutions of open data on strategic, tactical and operational levels.

What to expect?
During the plenary session open data experts and front-runner organisations will share their experiences and best practices. Topics like organisational transformation, open data strategy development and managing data quality and responsibility will be made concrete and will be discussed.

At the Demo Fair you can discover the innovative tools and services that are available to operationalise ambitions towards organisational efficiency, fundraising, reporting, communication and intervention strategy design.

We hope to see you there! Register now as places are limited: opendatafair.nl

When: 11 November 2015 at 17:00
Where: The Hague – Peace Informatics Lab, University of Leiden – Campus The Hague

This event is organised by DataOpeners, Zimmerman & Zimmerman, Universiteit Leiden, Gemeente Den Haag and VJ movement.