Start a Local Group
This form is targeted at individuals who wants to form an Open Knowledge local group in their countries. If you are a part of a current established organisation, please fill in the "Affiliated Groups" form.

We aspire to have one group per country. Please check https://okfn.org/network/ to see if there is an active group in your country. We will consider two groups in a country on a case to case basis.

Applying *requires* that one or more of the applicants have will be active in (parts of) the Open Knowledge global network for a minimum of 6 months (read more on https://okfn.org/global-network/network-guidelines/support-and-responsibilities/).

1. What country would you like to start a Local Group in?
Please check on okfn.org/network if there is already a Local Group or Chapter in your country - in that case please get in touch with them instead to join the existing group.
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2. Full name
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3. Email Address
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4. Personal website
Do you run a blog or personal website?
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5. Twitter profile
Please put in your twitter profile (@name), (if you have one).
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6. Facebook profile
Please put in the full URL of your Facebook profile (if you have one).
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7. User on the OKI discuss forum
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8. Briefly describe your background, occupation and interests
We're keen to get to know you and your background - and learn about your interests.
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9. How have you been active the Open Knowledge field in the last 6 months?
For instance, what did you enjoy the most? Or what did you learn most from? Or what had the highest impact?
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10. Please tell us why you would like to start a Open Knowledge Local Group?
What motivation lies behind your application and what do you hope to accomplish by having a Local Group in your country?
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11. What would you describe as your planned main focus areas? (for example event organizing, raising awareness in your local area, government lobbying, opening up datasets, targeting local media etc.)
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12. What community activities and ideas do you have in mind for your country or area? What would you like to do as a Local Group in the first year?
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13. What kind of support would you like to have from the Open Knowledge International when you start a Local Group?
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14. Any last comments or points to add?
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Preliminary Code of Conduct
I/we believe in collaboration and openness. Therefore, when representing Open Knowledge, we will behave with politeness and kindness towards others in the community, and we will endeavor to follow the standards for openness stated in the Open Definition (opendefinition.org) and the values of Open Knowledge (https://okfn.org/about/vision-and-values/). We agree that if we violate the above or become inactive, Open Knowledge has the right to review and revoke our role as representative. Note: If your application is successful you will be asked to sign a more elaborate Code of Conduct/Memorandum of Understanding.
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