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Re: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 16 November 2012

From: Gwyneth Sutherlin <gbsutherlin@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:55:41 +0000
Message-ID: <CAG8ddv--5j5Dha249+fuXHi89RRHv6PtBkBm3_pMKXNtJ7N9sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Cc: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

I don't think my suggestions last month came through for some reason, so
sorry for the re-post.  I am interested in seeing some discussion of the
use of e-gov ICTs in environments outside the US and Europe that are
relatively new digital players.  For example, Tunisia with a new government
and constitution, or Burma with recent elections and a more open online
space, or other places that have entrenched problems such as corruption,
human rights abuse or ongoing conflict where e-gov or open data projects
could be part of the solution.

3 examples which have good and bad points:
a Kenyan version of the UK's They Work for
http://www.africa4all-project.eu/  (citizen -- parliament dialogue)

Brand may have already suggested a similar topic from the semantic web
perspective.  My experience comes from crowdsourcing. What can the wealth
of knowledge and creative capacity from the group share with e-gov
developers in new environments facing significant challenges?


Gwyneth Sutherlin
Doctoral Candidate Conflict Resolution <http://theseem.blogspot.co.uk/>
University of Bradford
Peace, Conflict and Development
LSE Review of Books <http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/>
Intercultural Mediation Consultant

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <
jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

>   Hi all--
>  First, thanks to everyone on the suggestions and volunteers to do
> presentations on our upcoming open data discussions.  You can see the
> evolving list reaching into January at
> http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page#Upcoming_meetings  Please go ahead
> and keep the suggestions coming (and suggest yourself as a speaker!).
>  Our next meeting will be this Friday, 16 November from 8:00-9:30 am Los
> Angeles time (World Time Clock:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=W3C+eGov+Interest+Group%3A+Western&iso=20121116T08&p1=137&ah=1&am=30
> )
>  *Please volunteer to be a scribe for this or future meetings.  If you
> haven't done this before, now is the time!  I will personally give a
> tutorial to any volunteers, to help share the excitement and mystery that
> is scribing!  Email me directly to volunteer for this or future dates.*
>  Agenda
>    - Open Data Topic Kickoff (Jeanne Holm)
>    - 2012 TPAC Overview (Bernadette Hyland)
>    - OpenColorado (Brian Gryth)
>    - Plans for Summarizing eGov Social Media Discussions (Daniel Bennett)
>  To connect:
>    1. Dial: +1-617-761-6200 or sip:zakim@voip.w3.org then conference code
>    3468# ("EGOV#")
>    2. W3C IRC channel #egov, see IRC Information page <
>    http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/> or use the Web interface <
>    http://irc.w3.org/?channels=egov>
>    3. Archive of information and agenda at
>    http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page
> --Jeanne
> **********************************************************
> Jeanne Holm
> Evangelist, Data.gov
> U.S. General Services Administration
> Cell: (818) 434-5037
> Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
> **********************************************************
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:32:31 UTC

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