#ODC15: Innovating Impact November 13, 2015, The Hague
On the 25th of April, Nepal was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Within 48 hours, a global network of volunteers had already mapped affected roads and damaged buildings – to help first responders before they even hit the ground.
Only a few years ago the important role volunteers play in emergency situations, through groups such as the Standby TaskForce or the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team was unthinkable. Over the years we’ve seen multiple examples of changing social dynamics, where technology played an amplifying role, think of the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, or – closer to home – the different social initiatives that got kickstarted at a crowdfunding platform.
How can all these changes in technology and society help to innovate impact?
Come to The Hague, the Netherlands on 13 November to find out about the future of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid:
- Shifting dynamics: which social and business models work when innovating impact? How do changing dynamics change our view on ‘North’ and ‘South’, developed and developing? Because ‘development’ is not a matter of Africa alone.
- Never before have we had so much data in our hands: 90% of all the available data is less than 2 years old. And all this open and big data show us patterns that have never before been visible. How can we use that data for better data driven policy and decision making?
- And how do we deal with the challenges we encounter? Without putting people at risk, and without creating a new digital or data divide.
Connected Development Festival
This year Open Development Camp and the Partos Innovation Festival join forces and proudly present the Connected Development Festival in Theater aan het Spui in The Hague, the Netherlands. We promise you an inspiring program about innovation in areas such as inclusion, the space for civil society, data activism, and the current refugee crisis.
It is a day to find inspiration, to discover and discuss, to meet old and new friends, and create new connections for innovation and impact. The extensive program features lightning talks, hands-on workshops, interactive sessions and debates, our own Campaign Train, a Dragons Den and the Innovation Safari. We hope to see you there!
Ismael Peña-López, Jonathan Gray, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs & others have already confirmed they will be hosting sessions. We’ll be announcing more names soon!
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This year’s Open Development Camp will take place at the “Theater aan het Spui” in The Hague.