Engaging News 03.8.2018

Engaging News 03.8.2018

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.

Engage2 News

We are now releasing videos of interviews with the panellists at our Vivid Sydney Events, with Tom Burton released so far. Watch out for Elizabeth Tydd this coming week.

Tickets are selling for our EngageTech events in Wellington and Sydney.  EngageTech is an interactive event designed to help government staff understand the spectrum of technologies available for online and offline community consultation and stakeholder engagement. Don’t forget to buy your ticket soon – Wellington 28th August and Sydney 1st November.

Industry News

  • Deliberation Thinks sums up the #OneTeamGov 700+ person international unconference in London last month.
  • Future Cities Thinking — Future Cities and Communities by Design – White Paper by Australian Smart Communities. Taking a fresh look at ‘future cities and communities’ (or ‘smart cities’), with a methodology to do so.
  • The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) will be the lead national agency sponsor of GovHack 2018.
  • The World Bank and partners launch a US$12 million fund to help countries increase government transparency and strengthen citizen engagement and government responsiveness, supporting countries and sub-nationals that participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
  • Tech4Good has started in New Zealand, with a meet-up happening in Auckland on 27 August.
  • Grace O’Hara writes about the Scaling Civictech Forum at TicTec in Tsbili, Georgia. 
  • Citizen Engagement has been transformed in Madrid, and “All of the studies show that more citizen engagement creates societies that take better care of minorities, societies with much less public debt, less violence and societies that take better care of the environment, says Pablo Sato – Councilman for Madrid, in this beautiful video.
  •  The Internet of Things needs to include public engagement we are to put societal values at the centre of technological developments, says Involve UK.

Head over to the engage2 Blog for more news, thoughts and handy resources.

Thanks for reading,

Hannah and the engage2 Team

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