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National Workshop on Open Government Data Sensitization, Gap Assessment and Strategic Planning
Start Date: Aug 23, 2015
End Date: Aug 25, 2015
Venue: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre Coference Hall, Bijoy Sarani, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215.

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA/DPADM) in collaboration with the Access to Information Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh held a national workshop on Open Government Data Sensitization, Gap Assessment and Strategic Planning from 23 to 25 August 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The objectives of the national capacity development workshop were:

(a) Sensitize national stakeholders on the OGD concept and requirements as well as to demonstrate the intended uses and potential for stimulating OGD in development planning and management
(b) Integrate information on the initial gap assessment (conducted through online survey) with further information on capacity needs for OGD as emerging from dialogue and interaction among workshop participants
(c) Identify the demand for relevant datasets and carry out strategic planning on the next steps required for advancing OGD initiatives based on the country context

The workshop was one of the two meetings to be organized in Bangladesh under the project "Strengthening of capacities of developing countries to provide Access to Information for Sustainable Development through Open Government Data (http://www.unpan.org/ogdce )". This initiative aimed at developing a strategy for creating and utilizing the open data, particularly in thematic areas relevant to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. It will assist with the development of a policy framework and technical infrastructure for implementing OGD initiatives and strengthening the open data community in Bangladesh.

Relevant government officials, experts, civil society actors, representatives of media outlets and business leaders in Bangladesh attended and contributed to this event.

Aide Memoire


List of Participants


CDW Background paper Bangladesh



Valentina Resta

Present and Future of Open Government Data

Daniel Dietrich

OGD Assessment initial findings for Bangladesh

Elements for designing good OGD Action Plans

e-Government, Open Government and Open Data

Open Government Data principles, concepts & best practice

Future OGD action planning

Workshop design and Group Work methodology

Making the Action Plan operational

Substantive OGD training plan

Arfe Elahi

Open Government Data Strategy For Bangladesh

Capacity Development Workshop on Open Government Data Sensitization, Gap Assessment and Strategic Planning

Md Manumur Rashid Bhuiyan

Opportunities and Challenges: Government Perspective

Rakibul Hoque

Why is Open Government Data (OGD) important for Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector?

Debdulal Roy

Reuse of Open Government Data

Subir Das

Private Sector Perspective, Open Government Data

Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish

Data Analytics, Visualization and Applications in Decision Making

Prof Dr A K Azad

Open Government Data Initiative

Working Groups Presentations:

Group 1

Group 2

Contact information:

Development Management Branch (DMB)

Division for Public Administration and Development Management UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPADM/DESA)

Ms. Valentina Resta
Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer
E-mail:  restav@un.org

Ms. Elvira Cachola
Programme Assistant
E-mail: cachola@un.org

Organizers: DMB/DPADM
Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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