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Workshop on Future Government: A Global Perspective in Connection to OGD and Citizen Engagement
Start Date: May 16, 2012
End Date: May 17, 2012
Venue: Room III of the Conference centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Description: Objectives

The Workshop has the following objectives:

  • Strengthen the participants’ capacity in policy and program formulation, implementation and evaluation of open government data initiatives.
  • Understand the value created for governments, citizens, civil society, and the business community, by opening government data
  • Share open government initiatives based on experiences of early adopters and also identify challenges, especially in the area of data security and privacy
  • Accelerate participants’ learning on implementation of legislation concerning access to government data and personal data privacy

The main expected output of the workshop is the Open Government Data (OGD) Toolkit which will serve as the entry point for those UN Member States who plan to share data with their constituents. The toolkit will include strategies for opening government data, templates that governments can customize for their own needs, technologies for opening data, recommendations about the data hosting applications and platforms.


Participants in the workshop will include Government and public administration officials; Key citizens’ e/m-government experts from academia and research institutions; Civil society and private sector representatives; and,  staff from the United Nations system.


Workshop Presentations

 Introductory Session

 Session One
Session Two
Session Three




United Nations Deparment of Economic and Social Affairs/ Division for Public Administration and Development Management Contacts:

Mr. Slava Cherkasov
Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer                               
Development Management Branch                    
E-mail: cherkasov@un.org                   

Mr. Deniz Susar
Governance and Public Administration Officer                               
UNPAN Manamegement Unit                        
E-mail: susar@un.org     

Ms. Stella Simpas

Development Management Branch
E-mail: simpas@un.org

Ms. Victoria Ceban
UNPAN Management Unit
E-mail: ceban@un.org

Website: http://www.wsis.org/forum
Created By: DPADM / UNDESA
Organizers: DMB/DPADM/UNDESA and ITU
Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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