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Open Aid Data Conference - Berlin, September 28-29, 2011

Transparency International Deutschland e. V., Open Aid e. V., Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e. V. invite you to attend Open Aid Data Conference on September 28 and 29, 2011 in Berlin. At this international gathering, experts from academia and practice will introduce conference attendees to contemporary concepts of transparency and open data to foster effectiveness in development cooperation.

The conference will focus on realization of transparency measures and open data initiatives such as International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 training sessions will be held. One workshop on data analysis and data sources with the British NGO aidinfo and a second workshop, called “Hackday” aiming at programmers to leverage existing data sources for development cooperation. On Thursday, September 29, 2011, presentations and group discussions will tackle chances and risiks as well as practical examples for transparency and open data.

In a closing address, Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International und formerly chair of the „Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative“, will draw attention to the next steps to be taken: “Offene Daten - der nächste Schritt hin zu mehr Transparenz in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit”.

Conference venue: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10 117 Berlin. More information: http://openaiddata.de. A registration link is provided there and will be handled by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Source: E-Mail communication from TI Deutschand dated August 17, .2011)