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MUN 120 - Open Government and Open Government Data

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 120 19 September 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 120 14 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 120 05 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Governments around the world are increasingly looking for ways to harness the potential of open data for improved policy-making, and social, economic and environmental benefit. A lot of work has been done to familiarize governments with open data and help them to publish open data. There has been less focus on the longer-term process of embedding open data as standard practice and how that might happen. This course explores how organizational change within government happens to support and sustain open data in the long-term.

Course Objectives

  • Introducing basic concepts related to Open Government and Open Government Data
  • Understanding what open data can be used for
  • Bringing the change of open data to government 
  • Ensuring open data initiative is sustainable and influential
  • Analyzing best practices related to open government

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior administrators
  • Policy advisors
  • Government officials 
  • Professionals and researchers working on open government

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Open data defined
  • Examples of open data
  • Uses of open data
  • Unlocking value from open data
  • Implementation of open data

Day 2

  • Starting an open data initiative
  • Benefits of open data
  • Open data policies
  • Open data learning resources
  • Technology options
  • What does an open data catalog look like?

Day 3

  • Three models of an open data catalog
  • Commonly used open data platforms
  • Geospatial data platforms
  • Demand and engagement
  • Early engagement

Day 4

  • Capacity development
  • Use & re-use
  • Further development
  • General standards of quality
  • Data standards

Day 5

  • More guidance on quality and techniques
  • Open government data implementation evaluation
  • Open data best practices
  • Recommendations and discussion