To avoid remaining siloed from traditional governance actors like the World Bank, the open government community could benefit from reflecting on how to take advantage of these organizations and best meet shared goals.
A state-centered approach to security is only exacerbating the problem of crime in Latin America. A citizen-centered approach is what's needed.
The movement for more open, accountable governments is gaining momentum the world over. But too often, open gov initiatives are deployed without careful designs that enable them to achieve their intended objectives.
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Today, Jen joins SVA's "Impact! Design for Social Change" summer guest lecturer series. She will speak about what it takes to design in context, presenting an overview of the brand identity she created for our My Voice platform, which was launched last month in central Nigeria.
Zack will speak at Africa Open Data Jam about our experience helping launch the world's first sub-national open data portal in Nigeria. Hosted by IBM and the U.S. Government on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the event aims to share global experiences in open data.
Panthea and Nicole participated in an ICT4D Principles working group in Washington, DC focused on "Principle 1: Design with the User". These principles seek to serve as a set of living guidelines that are meant to inform, but not dictate, the design of technology-enabled development programs.
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