Engaging News – 23.02.18

Engaging News – week ending 23 Feb 2018

Every week engage2 finds the best & latest stories of our industry interests and share them as a weekly round up here, and via our Twitter feeds – @engage2govern & @emotivate during the week.

Topics this week: Innovation, Open Government and Open Data, Sustainability, Smart Cities, Social Impact

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The OECD delves into global trends in innovation, with new report launched by Secretary-General and The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation at the World Government Summit last week, featuring 10 case studies.

Need practical advice fostering innovation in public service roles? APS Innovation have developed a Public Sector Innovation Toolkit to share ideas.

Experiments in using an agile approach & design methods to develop the policy for DTA’s new secure cloud showed that these methods can work for policy development.

List of this year’s hackathons across Australia. A very comprehensive list, lots of great topics & focus.


Open Data and Digital Disruption

Achieving impact through open data requires “inter-jurisdictional cooperation”, says Open Data Charter, reporting key findings from the cities pioneering the open data charter.

Some governments are adapting to disruption, with Centre for Public Innovation Foundation, calling for further unity to rethink how government is structured to be agile & collaborative.

Open Data Charter has a new strategy, “Publish with Purpose”, focussing on prioritising actions & embedding institutional change towards open data in small steps.


Social Impact

A collection of 12 tips from international leaders on how to achieve positive social impact, from Centre for Public Innovation Foundation past interviews.


Smart Cities

Top ten commonalities of smart cities early adopters, including high political investment & focussing on smart communities, not smart tech.

Professor Barbara Norman discusses the Seven Sustainable Pathways for Cities & the New Urban Agenda, highlighting challenges for Australia.


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Hannah and the engage2 Team.


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