Events and Workshops

IDS / IGIDR OII Stakeholders Workshop

IGIDRworkshopThis report is a summary of IDS/IGIDR stakeholders’ workshop, held in Mumbai (India) hosted by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) and sponsored by Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (in March 2015). The workshop brought together 9 OII stakeholders working in different economic research institutes in India to discuss collaboration in contributing metadata of publications to OII and OKhub under open licensing or Creative Commons License.

The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about open licensing or Creative Commons License among OII partners and to make them stakeholders in the GOKH project. In addition, to ensure metadata contribution (by self and partners) for subject specific literature emanating from India in any document form, such as journal articles, working papers, theses and dissertations, conference papers, etc. into the OKhub.

This report captures thinking and learning that emerged as an outcome of this workshop in relation to metadata contribution, open licensing, expectations of participants, technical architecture of OII and OKhub and MOU agreements.


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Global Open Knowledge Hub Workshop Report: Engaging in Open Knowledge through Partnerships

GOKH workshopIn October 2015, IDS hosted a three day GOKH workshop which brought together representatives from the ten core partners in the project, new partners, members of the project advisory group and other experts working in the open knowledge field.

The first two days of the meeting brought GOKH partners together to share partners’ experiences and learning on the adoption of open knowledge approaches based on the work carried out in the first two years of the project, and to plan ahead and develop activities and actions to take the GOKH programme forward beyond March 2016 when the initial three year phase was due to be completed.

On day three we were joined by a wider group of participants, including staff from DfID, the GOKH project funder. The intention was to broaden the discussion and explore what was known about the demand for open knowledge to support evidence-informed policy from both within the GOKH project and beyond. The overall intention was to advance understanding of open knowledge among the participants and identify future pathways and priorities for action. 

This document reflects on the approach taken and summarises some of the views and recommendations expressed.

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From knowledge to ignorance: challenges for development studies in the 21st century (seminar)

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Venue: IDS Hub 3 Meeting Room

How is knowledge produced? What knowledge counts? What power dynamics are at play?

This seminar explored some insights from IKM Emergent Programme, a five year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has recently come to an end. The programme aimed to explore, through multiple lenses and a variety of perspectives, what information and knowledges are used in the international development sector, how they are expressed, handled and received, and the possibilities for change if we are to make best use of emerging informational developments in the way we understand our work and communicate with others.

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Open Knowledge: Rethinking opportunities, costs and barriers (dialogue)

Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Time: 12:00 to 13:30
Venue: IDS Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies

Dr Evangelia Berdou is a Research Fellow working at the interface of information communication technologies and development.

After obtaining a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science she spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at SPRU – Science Technology Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, where she developed her expertise in policy, innovation and governance. Her interest in problem-solving research has led her to read widely in sociology, theories of technological innovation, organisational learning and development.

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