We would like to invite you to our Follow the Money pre-event at IODC, to take place 5th October 2016, 9:00-13:00 in Madrid. See details below
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions,
- Dirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Follow the Money and Open Data: Mapping Assets, Building Synergies
This event will gather individuals who work at the intersection of open data and transparency & accountability to map and connect current initiatives in following-the-money, explore potential collaboration, and build synergies in ensuring more transparent and accountable governments, donor institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector.
The Follow the Money Network aims to “support and strengthen the community of activists and advocacy organisations pushing for the transparency that is needed for citizens around the world to “follow the money”. Recent events have underscored the importance of this advocacy, with the leak of the Panama Papers implicating several government officials across the globe and publication of Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer report which highlights the fact that only 1% of company registers globally is published as open data.
Our aim for this event is strengthen the Follow the Money Network by:
• developing a common understanding of the current state of the anti-corruption debate
• Increasing participants’ awareness of the challenges each other face, in the changing range of issues in anti-corruption work and keeping governments accountable.
• Improving the ability of network members to share knowledge in overcoming challenges
The agenda is being designed as a diverse set of participant-driven discussions. Sessions will be dialog- and outcome-oriented rather than presentation or lecture format. The agenda is malleable. Sessions will be proposed and moved around to accommodate requests by both participants and facilitators.
Link to the FtM pre-event in the IODC pro-event programme (needs to be updated):
The event will culminate with an informal networking “buy-me-a-drink” session at 7pm. Location TBC will be close to RED.ES.