SEEDIG 7 Series

Panel debate: How are countries managing data
for public good? 
| 28 October 2021

Event description

The importance of data in today’s world is uncontestable. Data access and its use fundamentally transforms all economic sectors and impacts economic growth. Different groups face different challenges and often have asymmetric access to data. It is thus essential to understand how to enhance the use and sharing of data across different groups while acknowledging and mitigating the connected risks.

In this context, the Global Data Barometer aims to support the shaping of data infrastructures to address pressing issues more effectively, as well as to limit risks and harms. It seeks to appraise and delves into the state of data in seven thematic areas (explored collaboratively with expert partners): climate action, company information, health and COVID-19, land, political integrity, public finance and public procurement by looking at them with 4 lenses: availability, governance, capability and use across the world.

The Global Data Barometer is a collaborative process and it relies on a network of regional hubs in order to understand the data landscape in more than 100 countries.

Who should join?

This event is for you if you want to learn the most recent updates about:

  • What are the main changes in the data agenda in the past decade?
  • What are the main challenges related to data governance, access and use in our region?
  • How to reduce disparities in data-related skills and infrastructure in our region?
  • What are the main challenges or issues in the coming years in the data agenda for our region?
  • What are the emerging national challenges when it comes to the open data agenda?
  • What’s in the Global Data Barometer Report 2021?

  • Agenda

    Moderator: Veronica Cretu | Open Government & Data for Development Expert

    15:00–15:05 CEST | General introduction from the moderator

    15:05–15:20 CEST | Keynote speech by Silvana Fumega, Director at Global Data Barometer

    15:20–15:30 CEST | Presentation by Eduard Jongstra, Technical Adviser on Population and Development with UNFPA EECA

    15:30–17:00 CEST | Moderated discussion and questions from the audience
    • ▫️Helen Darbishire | Executive Director at Access Info Europe
    • ▫️Teona Turashvili | Local Government, Internet and Innovations Directions Head at Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Georgia
    • ▫️Dafina Olluri | Deputy Director at Open Data Kosovo*
    • ▫️Livia Turcanu | Social Innovator, Former Open Data Coordinator at E-Government Agency, Moldov
    • ▫️Nadiia Babynska | Open Data Expert, Ukraine

    Co-organiser

    Global Data Barometer (GDB)

    The Global Data Barometer is a project that aims to appraise and delves into the state of data in seven thematic areas: climate action, company information, health and COVID-19, land, political integrity, public finance and public procurement by looking at them with 4 lenses: availability, governance, capability and use across the world. The GDB is a collaborative process and it relies on a network of regional hubs and thematic partners in order to understand the data landscape in more than 100 countries.