The D4D Program is pleased to announce the upcoming “Designing for Open Data Impact” course, which will take place in Kathmandu over three days from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th April. A Call for Applications has been released for groups interested in joining the course.
We have invited international experts from the Washington DC-based Sunlight Foundation to provide the 3-day training course in Kathmandu, which will be followed by individual support clinics and the opportunity to apply for small grants to implement learning from the course. The course is open to groups who run open data portals, and aims to help them improve the design, implementation, and facilitation of data use among stakeholders, leading to greater adoption and use of data by the community.
The training will include interactive sessions to guide participants on how to analyse demand signals for open data and conduct user research (including via user personas and journey mapping). Participants will learn specific strategies for co-designing and implementing open data improvements by working closely with community members to increase user adoption and see more impactful applications of open data. The training will also include discussion around working with governments and tactics for helping to convince government officials of the benefit of open data.