Open Data for Development Fair 2015

The Hague

From Compliance. To Ambition. To Practice.

Wednesday November 11, 2015 - 17.00 - 20.30

How can open data be used to increase impact?

Since UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon heralded the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development in August 2014, we’ve been bombarded with exciting innovations and buzzwords: ‘IATI compliance’ being just one of them.

Compliance, however is just the first step in order to create meaningful impact through data. Open data creates opportunities to improve our policies and interventions for tackling complex humanitarian challenges.

But many policymakers and managers still wonder how open data strategies can help them be more efficient and effective in achieving their goals. Now is the time to move forward and demonstrate the game-changing impact of open data.

This event is about increasing your impact through open data, on all conceivable levels.

We will focus on the opportunities, challenges and solutions of open data on strategic, tactical and operational level. Always with your policy making and management perspectives in mind.

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 your ambitions towards organisational efficiency, fundraising, reporting, communication and intervention strategy design.

We hope to see you there! Please register below as soon as possible, because places are limited.

So, when is it?

Wednesday November 11, 2015
17.00 - 20.30

Where is it?

Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
Leiden University | Campus The Hague


17.00 - 17.30 – Coffee & registration

17.30 - 17.35 – Welcome

Ulrich Mans

Centre for Innovation, Leiden University

"The Hague as the hub for data-driven innovation for humanity: high impact, high trust"

17.35 - 17.45 – Opening

Caroline Kroon

Founder DataOpeners

"Open Data as a Game Changer: IATI as a first step towards Data-Driven Impact"

17.45 - 18.15 – Keynote speeches

Reina Buijs

Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

"The Ambition and Commitment to Open Data of Ministry of Foreign Affairs"

Reina will share on their commitment to transparent communication and open data as a strategy in modern diplomacy and on the innovative IATI reporting initiative to improve development chain transparency.

Rupert Simons

CEO, Publish What You Fund

"Global Transparency Campaign: the data needs of recipient countries"

Rupert will share the work that Publish What You Fund is doing on IATI data and the next challenge: using the data to improve decision-making, accountability and learning at country level.

18.15 - 18.45 – Expert Panel Session

"Preach what you Practice: Practitioners share their experiences and knowledge"

This panel brings together several respected pioneers working with open data. They will share concrete examples and lessons learnt in utilising open data for development purposes.

Tim Davies

Founder of Open Data Services Co-operative, former open data research lead at World Wide Web Foundation and IATI engagement with AidInfoLabs.

"Open data is part of a new infrastructure for action - but it can only deliver change when approached with the right questions: linking evidence to action."

Mike Battcock

Lead Civil Society team, Inclusive Society Department, DfiD United Kingdom

"Opening up data helps to strengthen public accountability, improve public services and stimulate economic growth. Mike will share about his experience on aid transparency, effectiveness and governance."

Harman Idema

Transparency lead, Transparency lead Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS)

"Reflecting on mainstreaming open data approaches and IATI reporting throughout the ministry creating maximum use options."

Tom van der Lee

Director Advocacy and Campaigns Oxfam Novib

Tom will comment on the challenges and opportunties of being transparent and the approach Oxfam has taken. Oxfam will also announce their contribution to the development of practical use of IATI by becoming the first partner in IATI Studio.

Sarah Johns

Transparency Advisor Bond, United Kingdom

Sarah will share about Bond's approach towards NGO's in the UK transforming their operations to transparency demands like IATI since 2011. And the effects of this years 'Change Narrative' campaign.

DEMO FAIR: Demos, Dialogues, Drinks

19.00 - 20.30

Discover the latest practical tools and services through demonstrations, mini-workshops and presentations, with plenty of opportunities for discussions and drinks.


Registration is now closed.