Moldovan Government launches version 3.0 of its data.gov.md portal early next week!

The event is organized in the context of International Open Data Day – on this day, lead organizations in Open Data, organize hackathons, Open Data Days and other type of events to engage civil society representatives, developers, government representatives in identifying new ways in which data could be used. You can learn more about such events from http://opendataday.org/

In Moldova, the Government will launch the new version of the open data portal and thus, will continue raising awareness among key stakeholders, on the importance and value of open data, as well as will encourage for more data demand.

The official launch of the new data portal will take place on February 24, at 3 PM, in the meeting room of the Government’s House (Banulescu Bodoni street entrance).

The event will bring together representatives of the central public authorities, civil society, National Participation Council, private sector and academia, mass-media and development partners.

Prime Minister Leanca will talk about the importance of open data in the context of Government’s efforts to increase transparency in decision-making processes, as well as in fighting corruption.   

Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Manager in Moldova, will share views and perspectives on open data and the role data plays in bringing more transparency and accountability. The World Bank has been actively opening up data per different categories, and made useful applications based on this data, which can be accessed here: http://data.worldbank.org/apps

Participants at the event will also get familiarized with the broader international and national contexts, perspectives and opportunities and the impact Open Data by Default could have on the development processes at country level. All these shared by colleagues from E-Government Center: Stela Mocan, Irina Tisacova

The event is also going to provide space for some practical illustration on how open data is already used through visual graphs and illustrations, which make it easier for the citizenry to understand what the government does and where it fails to deliver.

Victoria Vlad of Expert Grup will share the budgetstories example http://www.budgetstories.md/, while Lucretia Ciurea of State Chancellery will share the Aid Management online platform http://public.amp.gov.md/ – recently launched by the State Chancellery.

Veronica Cretu, head of Open Government Institute and member of the steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will share about the value of open data, in the context of broader initiatives and aspirations to bring more transparency and citizen-engagement in the decision-making processes.

The Q&A part of the event will allow for interaction and sharing among participants and presenters.

Remaining confident that these efforts of the Moldovan Government will contribute to more openness, transparency and citizenry engagement in decision-making processes – at all levels (institutional, local, regional and national ones)!!!

Join us on Monday, 24th of February!!!

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“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former executive, president, and chair of Hewlett-Packard Co. 

“When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” – Robert Cailliau, Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web. 

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” Sherlock Holmes, “A Study in Scarlett” (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Source of the featured image: http://citizenibm.com/2012/01/visualization-and-open-data-in-helsinki.html

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