#LightningTalks #OGPBali Seven Inspiring Speakers
- Kamis, 01/05/2014
1. Diah Setiawaty – API Pemilu (Perludem – Indonesia)
Perludem aims to better inform voters, promote accessibility to public elections information, increase the participation of the voters in the election and election issues and support the Indonesian Election Commission’s efforts to promote public participation in elections and provide easier access to open data through API Pemilu. After struggling with intensive data gathering, crowd sourcing, and data converting for about a month since our program begun on early February we had successfully conducted our first hackaton at 8th and 9th March 2014. Our hackaton was attended by 100 developers from all over Indonesia and also citizen of Indonesia in Singapore.
2. Jose Solomon Cortez – The Integrity Initiative (Makati Business Club – Philippines)
The Integrity Initiative is a private sector-led campaign aiming to strengthen ethical standards in business. It aspires for a level playing field where companies that do business with integrity enjoy competitive advantage in both government and private sector transactions. To achieve this goal, market players in the Philippines must adhere to common ethical standards. Through the principle of collective action, the Initiative brings together businesses and industry associations to follow a common roadmap that institutionalizes integrity in all aspects of the business process.
3. Budiyanto Sidiki – E-Monitoring & Evaluation (Gorontalo Province – Indonesia)
Mr. Budiyanto Sidiki is the Head of Bureau of Development and Economic Oversight of Gorontalo Province in Indonesia. His main task is to assist Governor of Gorontalo in monitoring, and control the development activities undertaken by the local government unit that financed by state budget (APBD), and measure its impact on the local economy. His bureau has led an e-monitoring and evaluation system across the districts in the province among few provinces able to do that within Indonesia. Every local government unit in Gorontalo Province has used this e-monitoring & evaluation application to report every progress of development activities. All parties can monitor the development progress from website (transparency purpose). Both the construction activities or government projects, and non physical development activities – from the level of the governor, leader of local government unit, project leader, and even general public.
4. Sowmya Kidambi – Society of Social Audit (State of Andhra Pradesh – India)
She has work intensively on Society for Social Audit Accountability and Transparency. The social audit process being implemented by the Society for Social Audit, Accountability and Transparency in the State of Andhra Pradesh, includes public vigilance and verification of the various stages of implementation following which ‘Public Hearings’ are organized where information gathered is read out publicly, and people are given an opportunity to question officials, seek and obtain information, verify financial expenditure, examine the provision of entitlements, discuss priorities reflected in choices made, and critically evaluate quality of works as well as the functioning of the program staff.
5. Sayed Ikram Afzali– Community-Based Monitoring Program (Integrity Watch Afghanistan)
Integrity Watch Afghanistan’s experiences in monitoring reconstruction and development projects in Afghanistan have proven that monitoring in a conflict- and corruption-ridden environment has generated a flexible model for community-based monitoring.The Community-Based Monitoring program promotes social accountability through community mobilization and social audits. The program empowers communities to monitor infrastructure projects that are implemented in their area. The aim of this program is to empower citizens in holding authorities and aid entities accountable and to create active and responsible citizenship by decreasing the gap between the state, aid actors and the population.
6. Undral Gombodorj – Check My Service (Democracy Education Center Mongolia)
In 2012, Democracy Education Center (DEMO) launched Check My Service (CMS) program in Mongolia. It is a social accountability initiative, which aims to assess the transparency and accountability of public services by service recipients through the Community Score Card (CSC) tool. CSC is a community based monitoring tool -a hybrid of the techniques of social audit, community monitoring and citizen report cards. It has a strong focus on empowerment and accountability as it includes an interface meeting between service providers and the community that allows for immediate feedback on quality and adequacy of services provided in the community. Since its start in 2012 and up to date, DEMO implemented series of the following initiatives such as Check My University, Check My School and Check My Clinic projects which aimed to assess the transparency and accessibility of public services by respective service users.
7. Fiona Tweedie – GovHack (Open Knowledge Foundation Australia)
Mrs. Fiona Tweedie is the co-chair of Open Knowledge Foundation Australia. One of their innovation is Govhack. GovHack is a 48 hour event where challenges were put to the community to come up with inventive ways to use government data. Participants include web and application developers, open data & visualisation gurus, user experience folk, accessibility peeps, augmented reality-ists, mobile maesters, user experience fanatics and anyone interested in open government. It has been an annual event since 2009 and continue to have strong enthusiasm in 2014.
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