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Technical Advisory Group meeting.  Montreal 29-30 Jan 2014

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Wednesday, January 29
 

09:00 EST

Opening Plenary
Wednesday January 29, 2014 09:00 - 10:00 EST
Outremont Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

10:15 EST

The Common Standard
A progress report on IATI - OECD collaboration on the Busan common standard and the new transaprency indicator. Join for a discussion on what convergence of the three standards actually means.

Facilitators
WM

William McCormick

Financial Economist, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Panellists
avatar for Annelise Parr (UNDP)

Annelise Parr (UNDP)

IATI Secretariat Coordinator, UNDP
UNDP; Partner Country Support, PC Survey, IATI Governance; Membership; New York weather.
avatar for Rachel Rank

Rachel Rank

Deputy Director, Publish What You Fund
Aid transparency. Monitoring donor progress with implementing IATI. Data quality, interoperability and use.


Wednesday January 29, 2014 10:15 - 11:15 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

10:15 EST

Data Quality
How do we improve the quality of data published to IATI? What are effective means to measure and track this? Join this introduction to the IATI Dashboard and the Aid Transparency Index

Facilitators
SA

Samuel Aggrey

Principal Economic Officer, Ghana - Ministry of Finance

Panellists
avatar for Mark Brough

Mark Brough

Aid Information Advisor, Publish What You Fund
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

IATI Data Quality Support, Development Initiatives
avatar for Ben Webb

Ben Webb

Software Developer, Open Data Services Cooperative


Wednesday January 29, 2014 10:15 - 11:15 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

10:15 EST

Humanitarian Information
The standard is currently not fit for purpose for humanitarian reporting. What are the challenges and what practical steps can we take?

Facilitators
avatar for Otto Reichner

Otto Reichner

Chief Financial System and Process Support, World Food Programme

Panellists
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.
avatar for David Megginson

David Megginson

HXL standards lead, UN OCHA
Let's talk about sharing messy, field-level data, and connecting HXL with IATI. Also happy to talk about tea or flying airplanes.
JT

Julie Thompson

Manager, Financial Tracking Service, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs



Wednesday January 29, 2014 10:15 - 11:15 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:45 EST

CSO Guidance
What guidance materials would best suit civil society organisations implementing IATI? What parts of the standard are in need of further clarification or explanation, or not relevant? Join this session for an update on CSO guidance and to contribute your thoughts.

Facilitators
avatar for Rolf Kleef

Rolf Kleef

CTO - Senior IATI Consultant, Data4Development
Internet trailblazer. Weaving the web to help humanity. Implementing #IATI, #opendata, open organisations and online collaboration in civil society. Interested in Linked Data, Semantic Web, XML, civil society, data literacy and empowerment.

Panellists
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

IATI Data Quality Support, Development Initiatives
avatar for Laia Grino

Laia Grino

Director, Transparency, Accountability and Results, InterAction
Laia Griñó is Director of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the U.S. Laia leads InterAction’s efforts to increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the NGO sector, and to increase... Read More →
FM

Farai Matsika

Programme Manager: Institutional Effectiveness, International HIV/AIDS Alliance
In vino veritas
LR

Linda Raftree

Sr Advisor, Innovation, Transparency and Strategic Change, Plan International USA


Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:45 - 12:45 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:45 EST

Improving the work of the TAG
Facilitators
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Joni Hillman

Joni Hillman

Lead, IATI Secretariat / Development Initiatives
I manage DI’s technical work on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), ensuring we provide excellent support to aid, development and humanitarian actors so they publish good quality data on their activities and spending and that the IATI standard evolves to meet the... Read More →

Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:45 - 12:45 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:45 EST

Version 2
What are the priorities for the first integer upgrade? How do we ensure the next generation of IATI is fit for all stakeholders? Join this session to contribute your ideas.

Facilitators
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.

Panellists
avatar for Mark Brough

Mark Brough

Aid Information Advisor, Publish What You Fund
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.



Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:45 - 12:45 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:00 EST

Clarifying Confusions
As IATI has evolved, a few similarities and differences have emerged in various aspects. Join this session to clarify how we define budgets, planned disbursements, activity status and the roles of participating organisations.

Facilitators
avatar for Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.



Wednesday January 29, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:00 EST

Tools
What tools exist to process and utilise IATI data? Join this session for a tour of the ecosystem and to contribute new ideas and insights. Make clearer this is about developing tools and is for DEVELOPER type audience

Facilitators
MR

Michael Roberts

Open Data Technical Manager, Web Foundation
Open Aid and Finance Data, Open Contracting, Online Collaboration. When not working on technology projects, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter on the wonderful island of Montreal Quebec.

Panellists
avatar for Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Chief Innovations Officer, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
avatar for Adrian Collier

Adrian Collier

Product Manager Akvo RSR, Akvo Foundation
avatar for Jubal Harpster

Jubal Harpster

Principal, SpatialDev
Jubal Harpster is a co-founder and Principal of Spatial Development International, LLC (SpatialDev). An accomplished Technologist, he specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), application development, database design and development, and spatial solutions architecture... Read More →
avatar for Rolf Kleef

Rolf Kleef

CTO - Senior IATI Consultant, Data4Development
Internet trailblazer. Weaving the web to help humanity. Implementing #IATI, #opendata, open organisations and online collaboration in civil society. Interested in Linked Data, Semantic Web, XML, civil society, data literacy and empowerment.



Wednesday January 29, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:00 EST

Improving the work of the TAG
What is the role of the TAG? What are the priorities for the TAG Chair. How can the IATI technical community best work together?

Facilitators
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Joni Hillman

Joni Hillman

Lead, IATI Secretariat / Development Initiatives
I manage DI’s technical work on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), ensuring we provide excellent support to aid, development and humanitarian actors so they publish good quality data on their activities and spending and that the IATI standard evolves to meet the... Read More →

Wednesday January 29, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

15:30 EST

Traceability and Double counting
How can we model IATI around different funding models and levels? Join this session to discuss core, pooled and multi funded models, alongside other multi-lateral funding issues.

Facilitators
KG

Kevin Gardner

Policy Advisor, Improving Aid Impact, DFID

Panellists
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.
avatar for Otto Reichner

Otto Reichner

Chief Financial System and Process Support, World Food Programme



Wednesday January 29, 2014 15:30 - 16:30 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

15:30 EST

Country Systems
At the last IATI Steering Committee there was a clearly articulated demand for the delivery of IATI data into country systems. How can these demands be met and how do we accelerate the process? This session will also host a discussion on the budget identifier pilot.

Facilitators
IZ

Isaora Zefania Romalahy

Head of the Aid Coordination Permanent Secretariat, Madagascar - Office of the Prime Minister
La statistique comme un outil essentiel pour le développement d'un pays...!

Panellists
avatar for Marie Ange Ingabire

Marie Ange Ingabire

Aid Information Management System ( AIMS) Specialist, RWANDA - Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
OS

Owen Scott

Project Manager, Development Gateway


Wednesday January 29, 2014 15:30 - 16:30 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

15:30 EST

Results
How best to use and expand upon the results aspect of IATI? What is IATI's role in actively promoting better monitoring and evaluation standards? Join this session to discuss monitoring and evaluation frameworks and the role for IATI.

Facilitators
TV

Theo van de Sande

Transparency & Open Data, Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Panellists
avatar for Adrian Collier

Adrian Collier

Product Manager Akvo RSR, Akvo Foundation
AL

Amy Lewis

Operations Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank


Wednesday January 29, 2014 15:30 - 16:30 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

16:45 EST

Plenary 2
Wednesday January 29, 2014 16:45 - 17:15 EST
Outremont Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

17:15 EST

Drinks and socialising
Wednesday January 29, 2014 17:15 - 23:30 EST
Bar Le Belvédère Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal
 
Thursday, January 30
 

09:00 EST

Plenary 3
Thursday January 30, 2014 09:00 - 09:30 EST
Outremont Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

09:45 EST

Single Source of Truth
How best to version control all facets of IATI, from code lists to documentation? How can this help us collaborate and implement efficiently? Join this session to encounter the Single Source of Truth project.

Facilitators
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

IATI Data Quality Support, Development Initiatives

Panellists
avatar for Ben Webb

Ben Webb

Software Developer, Open Data Services Cooperative


Thursday January 30, 2014 09:45 - 10:45 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

09:45 EST

Country Trackers
How best to utilise IATI data for use by stakeholders in developing countries? Learn about current developments and uses in this session.

Facilitators
avatar for Chimvano Thawani

Chimvano Thawani

Debt and Aid Officer (AMP Administrator), Ministry of Finance
Am more interested in aid data, I just want to see a Malawi in which each provider of development cooperation provides detailed and timely data of their support with the required disaggregation.

Panellists
avatar for Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency... Read More →
avatar for Mark Brough

Mark Brough

Aid Information Advisor, Publish What You Fund
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday January 30, 2014 09:45 - 10:45 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

09:45 EST

Open Contracting
Join this session for an introduction to the Open Contracting standard project and a discussion on how contract data can be embedded within IATI.

Facilitators
avatar for Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Co-Director, Practical Participation Ltd

Panellists
avatar for Marcela	Rozo

Marcela Rozo

Senior Public Sector Specialist, Banco Mundial
Es Licenciada en Economía por la Universidad Los Andes, Colombia, y tiene una Maestría en Economía y Planificación Agrícola en la Universidad Reading, Reino Unido. Ha trabajado en el Banco Mundial desde el año 2011. Antes de ello, tuvo experiencia profesional como Gerente del... Read More →
MR

Michael Roberts

Open Data Technical Manager, Web Foundation
Open Aid and Finance Data, Open Contracting, Online Collaboration. When not working on technology projects, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter on the wonderful island of Montreal Quebec.
OS

Owen Scott

Project Manager, Development Gateway


Thursday January 30, 2014 09:45 - 10:45 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:00 EST

Implementing Agencies
The standard was developed from a donor point of reference. Is it fully fit for purpose for implementing agencies to accurately describe their activities? Join this session to look into this.

Facilitators
avatar for Joni Hillman

Joni Hillman

Lead, IATI Secretariat / Development Initiatives
I manage DI’s technical work on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), ensuring we provide excellent support to aid, development and humanitarian actors so they publish good quality data on their activities and spending and that the IATI standard evolves to meet the... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Mark Cardwell

Mark Cardwell

Chief, Online Communications, United Nations Development Programme
avatar for Laia Grino

Laia Grino

Director, Transparency, Accountability and Results, InterAction
Laia Griñó is Director of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the U.S. Laia leads InterAction’s efforts to increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the NGO sector, and to increase... Read More →
avatar for Marie Ange Ingabire

Marie Ange Ingabire

Aid Information Management System ( AIMS) Specialist, RWANDA - Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning


Thursday January 30, 2014 11:00 - 12:00 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:00 EST

The Data Store
The IATI Datastore projects enables people to "search" any activity within IATI. Join this session for a practical demonstration, plus a discussion of its potential uses.

Facilitators
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

IATI Data Quality Support, Development Initiatives

Panellists
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Jubal Harpster

Jubal Harpster

Principal, SpatialDev
Jubal Harpster is a co-founder and Principal of Spatial Development International, LLC (SpatialDev). An accomplished Technologist, he specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), application development, database design and development, and spatial solutions architecture... Read More →
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.



Thursday January 30, 2014 11:00 - 12:00 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

11:00 EST

Going beyond aid
IATI is a suitable standard for reporting a range of development resource flows that go beyond aid, in particular south-south cooperation. However the standard is not fit for purpose in accurate reporting of technical cooperation. How do we move forward?

Facilitators
avatar for Annelise Parr (UNDP)

Annelise Parr (UNDP)

IATI Secretariat Coordinator, UNDP
UNDP; Partner Country Support, PC Survey, IATI Governance; Membership; New York weather.

Panellists
avatar for Chimvano Thawani

Chimvano Thawani

Debt and Aid Officer (AMP Administrator), Ministry of Finance
Am more interested in aid data, I just want to see a Malawi in which each provider of development cooperation provides detailed and timely data of their support with the required disaggregation.
avatar for Mario Zavala

Mario Zavala

External Cooperation Especialist / Aid Management Platform Administrator, Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation of Honduras


Thursday January 30, 2014 11:00 - 12:00 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

12:15 EST

Rethinking the IATI core
What elements of the IATI standard should be present in all activities, irrespective of any extenuating conditions? What is the difference between validation and compliance? How can we define and measure compliance against this? Join this session to discuss and evaluate rulesets and criteria.

Facilitators
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.

Panellists
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

IATI Data Quality Support, Development Initiatives
avatar for Dan Mihaila

Dan Mihaila

IT Consultant, UN OCHA
I am a senior developer, with experience working with open source and open data systems. Worked as IT Consultant with IATI and dealing with data migration and integration with an aid management system. Currently working with UN-OCHA as Technical Manager for the Humanitarian Data Exchange... Read More →


Thursday January 30, 2014 12:15 - 13:15 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

12:15 EST

Parliamentarians and civil society
What do paliamentarians, civil society and research need from IATI? What tools, platforms are available or needed? Join for a discussion on how best to serve these communities.

Facilitators
CS

Claudia Schwegmann

Board member and founder of OpenAid project, Open Knowledge Foundation

Panellists
UC

Uma Chowdhury

Director, Civic Engagement, Transparency International Bangladesh
avatar for Rachel Rank

Rachel Rank

Deputy Director, Publish What You Fund
Aid transparency. Monitoring donor progress with implementing IATI. Data quality, interoperability and use.


Thursday January 30, 2014 12:15 - 13:15 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

12:15 EST

Common data standards
IATI has been involved in advocacy for common standards to be adopted across a range of global information systems. How can we move forward in developing common approaches to a range of code and classification problems including the identification of organisations and definition of sub-national administrative areas?

Facilitators
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.

Panellists
CM

Chad McEvoy

BRIDGE Project Manager, BRIDGE / GlobalGiving
OS

Owen Scott

Project Manager, Development Gateway
QX

Qiyang Xu

Geospatial Specialist, World Bank


Thursday January 30, 2014 12:15 - 13:15 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:30 EST

Better Geocoding
Starting by highlighting best practice in geocoding reporting, this session will consider how we can increase the number of publishers publishing geocoded data.

Facilitators
avatar for Yohanna Loucheur

Yohanna Loucheur

Senior Policy Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

Panellists
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
QX

Qiyang Xu

Geospatial Specialist, World Bank


Thursday January 30, 2014 14:30 - 15:30 EST
Verdun Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:30 EST

Using IATI to report to other systems
How can the idea of "publish once, use often" become a reality via IATI? Join this session to look at how IATI could report to DAC Creditor Reporting System; OCHA Financial Tracking Service and European Disaster Response Information System; Grantee-Donor reporting

Facilitators
JK

Johannes Kiess

Operations Officer, World Bank

Panellists
TV

Theo van de Sande

Transparency & Open Data, Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
JT

Julie Thompson

Manager, Financial Tracking Service, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Thursday January 30, 2014 14:30 - 15:30 EST
Lasalle Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

14:30 EST

Joined-up data
The real benefit to be gained from IATI data will come when it can be dynamically linked to a range of other data sources - such as socio-economic indicators, national and sub-national government budgets, and other resource flows. How do we move this agenda forward?

Facilitators
avatar for Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Co-Director, Practical Participation Ltd

Panellists
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.
avatar for Pernilla Näsfors

Pernilla Näsfors

Digital communications consultant, Openhearted AB
Digital communications consultant working with open data and global partnerships through my own company Openhearted AB. I have worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and a number of civil society organisations... Read More →


Thursday January 30, 2014 14:30 - 15:30 EST
Lachine Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal

16:00 EST

Plenary 4
Thursday January 30, 2014 16:00 - 17:00 EST
Outremont Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal
 
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