For open governments to be effective, they need to be data literate at all functioning levels and they need to be held to account by an engaged and data-literate citizenry.
This Unconference will be devoted to participant-driven discussions about how to achieve data literacy, skills and capacity in ways that support and sustain open governments. The agenda will be designed to strengthen ties and connections from a diverse range of open government practitioners to compare experience and expertise and learn from each other.
We will aim to facilitate open and honest dialogue about capabilities needed across a diverse range of actors internal to government, such as ministers & civil servants, and an engaged external community, including civil society, journalists, academia, educators, etc. Participants will visualise a path toward attaining the skills and tools needed to make data work for everyone.
We will explore:
* How governments can increase their capacity to develop and implement meaningful data-related commitments within National Action Plans;
* How to make meaningful use of data by increasing skills and capacities, helping to bring about social and economic innovation;
**Please note: for security reasons, only those who are registered for the main OPG Summit will be able to access the venue where this event is held.**
The day will be facilitated in English, although break-out groups may choose to work in other languages.