IATI Virtual Community Exchange 2 has ended

Welcome to the agenda for the second IATI ‘Virtual Community Exchange’ (VCE 2), one of two online events taking place in 2021 to bring together the global IATI community. Join VCE 2 on 12 and 13 October 2021 to help us consider IATI’s progress vis-à-vis the current state of transparency and open data in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. During VCE 2, you will hear about recent and upcoming IATI activities and how you can participate, be inspired during sessions led by other members of the IATI community and engage with peers in the open data and transparency space. Anyone with an interest in open data, transparency or development cooperation is welcome to join! 

The VCE will offer three parallel sessions simultaneously, and participants are welcome to attend a session from each time slot, or to ’pick and choose’ sessions over the course of two days. Find out how to get prepared with this one-pager, ‘Getting Ready for the VCE’, or view the comprehensive logistical note for the event - and don’t forget to register by 11 October!

Questions? Drop us a line at info@iatistandard.org or post in our digital community platform, IATI Connect. We look forward to seeing you virtually on 12 and 13 October!
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Wednesday, October 13 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Increasing the visibility of local actors and activities in IATI data (Community Session organised by Development Initiatives)

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To date, global humanitarian data transparency efforts, including the commitments made through the original Grand Bargain (GB), have primarily focused on data and decision-making from global donors, agencies and international non-governmental organisations. For the activities of local and national actors to become more visible in humanitarian data and for open data to meet their needs, it is imperative that data-driven transparency efforts are now extended to include them.

In support of the GB transparency workstream, Development Initiatives worked with GB signatories and partners to identify how we could support the enhanced traceability of funds and the greater visibility of local and national actors in open humanitarian data.

In July, DI published a technical report, 'Improving the visibility of local and national actors in humanitarian aid data,' authored by David Megginson and Mark Brough, outlining our methodology, findings and recommendations from building a prototype tool to combine IATI data and 3W (Who? What? Where?) reports from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

This session will briefly demonstrate the tool, present the key findings and opportunities with a focus on how IATI publishers and the IATI community can support greater transparency of humanitarian funding data and increased visibility of local actors and their activities.

Please note the link to access this session: https://undp.zoom.us/j/83213853850

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Mark Brough

Chair | Senior Technical Advisor, IATI Data Use Working Group | Development Initiatives

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT