What Technology Approaches Improve Governance and Civic Engagement?
All citizens should be able to hold their governments accountable to deliver quality public services in a transparent and responsive manner. Starting at the grassroots level, citizens should be able to define what a government should do, express that desire, see it enacted, and rate the result.
Yet that’s an idea rarely achieved – even in the “developed” world. How can we leverage ICT’s facilitate and accelerate good governance globally?
Please RSVP now for the next Technology Salon where we will ask ourselves questions like these to find new ways to use technology in support of better citizen engagement and good governance outcomes:
- What existing programs already engage citizens and their government?
- How can ICTs make citizen engagement processes more inclusive?
- Is there any evidence that ICTs improve governance?
- What are the challenges and realities? How can we mitigate them?
- What traditional and offline tools enhance technology solutions?
- What are the potential privacy, ethics, and security issues inherent when using ICTs for citizen engagement?
- Jerry Sam, Project Director, Penplusbytes Ghana
- Ian Schuler, CEO, Development Seed
- Giselle Lopez, Senior Data and Knowledge Manager, Integrity Global
- Saki Kumagai, Social Development Specialist, World Bank
We’ll have coffee and snacks for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Please RSVP Now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Technology for Good Governance
Technology Salon DC
8:30 – 10:30am
May 1st, 2019
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance