Our readings last week on Open Government & Digital Government

Here are some articles we thought were particularly interesting this week…

Open Government

  • The Open Government Partnership announced 28 civil society leaders running for the OGP Steering Committee. Please circulate amongst your networks, the deadline for sending endorsements is March 22. We are pleased to see two Australian’s and our friend, and P2 expert from Canada, Don Lenihan on the list of people being considered for the Steering Committee. Via the Open Government Partnership
  • Register for a free open government & open data online course from the Delft University of Technology. The MOOC starts April 17. Event by TuDelft

Public Service Innovation & Digital Government

  • Code for Australiareceives $450,000 for their Women in Tech program. The program will work with coders, programmer and UX designers to improve the public service. The  investment comes out of the $11 million Public Sector Innovation Fund, from the Victorian Government.
  • The 2016 State of the Environment Report was released last week. All data used in the report was released as open data. It is great to see the new digital format, including interactive maps. Via Department of Energy and Environment
  • New online portal from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s InnovationXChange to help Commonwealth agencies develop innovation capabilities. Via The Mandarin

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Thanks for reading,

Alice Simpson-Young

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