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Monday, March 6
 

09:00

Community Day: Opening plenary
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.



Monday March 6, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA

10:00

I want to use IATI data alongside other data to...
In my work I need to understand how external and domestic resources can be combined to deliver effective development.

Speakers
MB

Mark Brough

Consultant, UNDP Bangladesh; BSI Liberia
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
TBA

10:00

I want to use IATI data to assess the impact of...
Are the investments that I am interested in having an impact? How can I use IATI to assess this?

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
TBA

10:00

I want to use IATI data to...
I have specific information needs relating to aid flows and the implementation of the activities they fund. Can IATI deliver the answer?

Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
TBA

12:30

Lunch
Monday March 6, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
TBA

13:30

2030 Agenda: Data priorities for meeting the SDGs
Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals is the duty of statisticians, But how can the data needed to meet the targets be coordinated?

Monday March 6, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
TBA

13:30

Agriculture: Matching needs and investments
How do sub-national statistics on agriculture influence development finance decisions? How does data on investments connect to planning processes? 

Monday March 6, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
TBA

13:30

AIMS and IFMIS: Data on aid and country systems
How do Aid Information Management Systems connect with countries' Integrated Financial Management Information Systems? How is data on external resources integrated with revenue, budget and planning systems?

Speakers
avatar for Wilbrod Ntawiha

Wilbrod Ntawiha

Data Scientist, Development Initiatives, Uganda
I have worked in discovery, provenance, harvesting, manipulation, visualisation and analysis of data for both public and private sectors. I monitor and record the landscape and provenance of data, as well as mining data and delivering it in usable formats. Talk to me about data... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

Community Day: Closing plenary - what's the way forward?
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Monday March 6, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
TBA

16:10

Tool Shed: Developers and tool builders meet up

This session is the first face-to-face meet up for the emerging IATI Developers and Tool builders community group.  The group had a well attended online call a couple weeks ago (with around 15 participants from 5+ organisations) - each sharing updates on tools that they are working on and other developments that are in the pipeline.  The group also shared news and updates which may be relevant to the technical community.

During that session it would be good to discuss the future of this group and how we would like to work together to keep informed, support each other and support development of the IATI tool and development ecosystems. This could take a number of formats and all ideas are welcome...

Any interested party is welcome to join us (either for this session or as part of the ongoing group), although be aware that some conversations may be of a technical nature!


Speakers
avatar for Dale Potter

Dale Potter

Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
I manage the existing codebase for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and work on build new functionality using Python. Additionally, I engage with the IATI community to support usage of existing IATI tools and feed into future product roadmaps.


Monday March 6, 2017 16:10 - 17:00
TBA

17:00

CSO Working Group meeting
Speakers
avatar for Roderick Besseling

Roderick Besseling

Digital Strategist, Cordaid
Roderick Besseling is Cordaid's digital strategist. He is responsible for Cordaid's International Aid Transparency Initiative reporting, data use and process innovation. He is currently updating Cordaid's website to be data driven, harmonizing data gathering processes and setting... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Johns

Sarah Johns

Transparency and IATI Manager, Bond
Hello, my background is in access to information and communications in both the charity and development sectors here in the UK. At Bond (the UK network of development NGOs, with over 450 members) I work on UK NGO engagement and use of the IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
TBA

17:00

Humanitarian Hackathon - TBC
Speakers
DM

David Megginson

Standards lead, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Monday March 6, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
TBA
 
Tuesday, March 7
 

08:30

Coffee
Tuesday March 7, 2017 08:30 - 09:00
TBA

09:00

Day 2 opening plenary: Welcome; TAG Chair election hustings
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
SP

Stephen Potter

Director, Development Policy Planning, Canada - Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada
TV

Theo van de Sande

Transparency & Open Data, Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:00 - 09:35
TBA

09:35

09:40

FAO experience in applying OECD-DAC sector/purpose coding
Challenges, Solutions & Lessons learned in applying OECD-DAC Sector/Purpose coding.

Speakers
SD

Sangita Dubey

Senior Statistician & Team Leader, Economic Statistics, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)



Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:40 - 10:35
TBA
  • Links To help IATI reporters in apply sector/purpose codes from the Creditor Reporting System to their IATI-published data.
  • Proposed actions following the s Consultations and workshop on proposal to the OECD-DAC to revise their sector/purpose codes related to Agriculture, Food and Nutrition security.

09:40

IATI and the humanitarian world

Suitable for all levels, non-technical: anyone involved in humanitarian activities is strongly encouraged to attend.

This session will introduce three major humanitarian topics for IATI. The goal of the session is to set the scene for how IATI is being (or should be) operationalised amongst humanitarian actors, abd to give people high-level context for the more detailed humanitarian discussions later in the TAG.

  1. The Grand Bargain and the World Humanitarian Summit
    What is the Grand Bargain? What does it mean for the IATI ecosystem? Who are the major players (including DI)? How’s it different from donor and agency transparency?

  2. The Financial Tracking Service (FTS) and humanitarian cash flows
    What is FTS? Why do organisations report their humanitarian activities through an intermediary? How does the FTS humanitarian mandate extend beyond transparency, and how can IATI support that? What is FTS’s role in the Grand Bargain?

  3. The Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) and field reporting
    What is HXL, and who are the target users? How does it overlap with IATI? What kind of HXL reporting from the field can feed into the IATI ecosystem, and into FTS?


Speakers
avatar for Nick Imboden

Nick Imboden

Head of HPC Information Services, United Nations OCHA, Financial Tracking Service (FTS)
Responsible for information services and platforms which manage all information around the Humanitarian Programme Cycle - needs assessment, response planning, monitoring and implementation tracking / 3W, financial tracking etc.
DM

David Megginson

Standards lead, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:40 - 10:35
TBA

09:40

Introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Programme
An introduction to the Good Financial Grant Practice Programme and why it could be of interest to the IATI members for the financial governance of the funds they award.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kilpatrick

Michael Kilpatrick

Senior Advisor, African Academy of Sciences
I am the Senior Advisor to the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) Porgamme which is an innovative and integrated system to standardise, simplify and strengthen the governance of grant funding. The GFGP system will consist of: • A pan African, and ultimately global, standard... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:40 - 10:35
TBA
  • Links To raise awareness of the GFGP programme within IATI.
  • Proposed actions following the s Ideally I would like to request nominations of award recipients to be involved in piloting workshops in late 2017.

09:40

Using data for visualising and policy making
Speakers
avatar for Siem Vaessen (Zimmerman & Zimmerman)

Siem Vaessen (Zimmerman & Zimmerman)

Managing Director, Zimmerman & Zimmerman
Mr. Vaessen is CEO at Zimmerman & Zimmerman, an open-source data and visualization company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He serves as technical liaison to the efforts made by Zimmerman & Zimmerman to maintain a sustainable data-engine, enabling organisations like DfiD, UNESCO... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:40 - 10:35
TBA

09:40

Using IATI data in Liberia
Speakers
MB

Mark Brough

Consultant, UNDP Bangladesh; BSI Liberia



Tuesday March 7, 2017 09:40 - 10:35
TBA

10:35

Coffee break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:35 - 11:00
TBA

11:00

IATI data: Quality Analysis of 600,000+ activities
With so much volume of data in the registry, one will find number of issues with the data. This session will present overview of the 600,000+ activities, look into specific country, specific sector to give the perspective of data quality problems and also attempt to identify the mechanism on how quality could be improved so that more and more people are encouraged to use data.

Speakers
avatar for Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency... Read More →
avatar for Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Chief Innovations Officer, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
TBA
  • Links To raise awareness among the publishers that their data is very difficult to work with and they need to first start using their own data. Hopefully we will see some change in the data quality in future.
  • Proposed actions following the s We will again run the analysis on the data over the year, perhaps before next tag to see if there has been any improvement in the quality or not.

11:00

IATI and country systems: Achievements, challenges and ways forward
Speakers
avatar for Sabbir Biswas

Sabbir Biswas

Programmer, Bangladesh - Ministry of Finance, Economic Relations Division
MB

Mark Brough

Consultant, UNDP Bangladesh; BSI Liberia
avatar for Taryn Davis (Development Gateway)

Taryn Davis (Development Gateway)

Senior Associate, Development Gateway


Tuesday March 7, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
TBA

11:00

Harmonising donor requirements for NGOs and others
Donors are requiring their CSO partners to publish to IATI - both for transparency in general but also to replace traditional reporting. The Netherlands and UK have worked on this the last few years. But as other donors are getting ready to ask their partners to publish to IATI the question of harmonisation becomes vital as well as the opportunity to share experiences and tools to lower costs and avoid work duplication.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Elmstam

Carl Elmstam

Policy advisor and program manager, Digital Development, Sweden - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)


Tuesday March 7, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
TBA

12:00

IATI & Open Contracting: cross-standard compatibility

Aid and Contracting Data: Same or Different?

In this session we will explore the opportunities for connections between the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS)

Both of these standards share many characteristics in approach and design, yet differ in key aspects.  Taking this into account, we will work through three examples of how IATI and OCDS data can be utilised to enable increased transparency and accountability opportunities.

This session will mark the publication of a draft paper, providing a chance for IATI TAG members to discuss opportunities and actions.

 


Speakers
avatar for Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Member, Open Data Services Cooperative
I'm a member of Open Data Services Co-operative.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TBA

12:00

IATI at the country level - What needs to happen on demand and supply side?
Speakers
avatar for Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

Bibhusan Bista (YoungInnovations)

CEO, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TBA

12:00

DLT (and Blockchain) in Development
Demystifying Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), and then sketching some uses for IATI and development generally.

Speakers
TW

Thomas Wilkinson

Head of MI and Analytics, UK - Department for International Development (DFID)


Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TBA
  • Links Better understanding of DLT applicability in different areas.
  • Proposed actions following the s Decision on whether to propose DLT as a data architecture for IATI.

13:00

Lunch (TAG Chair voting ends)
Tuesday March 7, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
TBA

14:00

identify.org
Speakers
avatar for Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Member, Open Data Services Cooperative
I'm a member of Open Data Services Co-operative.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
TBA

14:00

Consulting the community: IATI core technical product roadmaps

This session is designed to communicate how the IATI Technical Team plans to best offer useful functionality to publishers and users of IATI data.

The first part of this session will outline the long and short term plans for each of the 15+ public tools and websites that we currently maintain.  This will be based on our recent post on the IATI Discussion forums.

Thereafter, we will facilitate discussion and feedback on the direction of future tools, looking at:

  • What functionality should we definitely keep?

  • What should be improved?

  • What should be added?


Please note that whilst the official IATI Datastore will be covered within this session, there will be a separate session to look at this product in depth: The future of the official IATI Datastore: Gathering user needs

Speakers
avatar for Dale Potter

Dale Potter

Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
I manage the existing codebase for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and work on build new functionality using Python. Additionally, I engage with the IATI community to support usage of existing IATI tools and feed into future product roadmaps.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
TBA

14:00

Working with results in IATI

The Dutch MFA was the first donor to start requiring IATI data as a means ofreporting progress on ongoing programmes. More organisations had to represent their theory of change and M&E frameworks in IATI. What are challenges they face, and approaches they take?

I want to kick off with experiences and observations based on supporting various partnerships to improve their data quality, and on learning and consultation sessions with (mainly Dutch) NGOs:

  • How to work with results on lobby and advocacy: what kind of indicators to use? What about the risk to fall back to purely “output-oriented progress management”?
  • How do organisations standardise their indicators? How do they divide responsibilities in a partnerships?
  • How to connect results across “theory of change fault lines”: how can you work with results data of your implementing partners when they have indicators that do not match your own?
  • What about confidential results? And how to link to other data sets used as evidence?

 

We can do a lot with the standard: perhaps we need to develop guidelines similar to those of the Dutch MFA on how to represent for instance core funding, or partnerships, to create a common practice around results.

How do others work with results data right now? Let's share experiences, approaches, and lessons learned!


Speakers
avatar for Rolf Kleef

Rolf Kleef

IATI Consultant, drostan.org
Internet trailblazer. Weaving the web to help humanity. Implementing #IATI, #opendata, open organisations and online collaboration in civil society. Interested in Linked Data, Semantic Web, XML, civil society, data literacy and empowerment.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
TBA

15:00

What makes data useful, usable and in use?
While there is broad agreement about how to enrich and improve IATI data technically, institutional inertia, technical challenges, and other barriers continue to stymie progress towards better data. As a continuation of an ongoing discussion, the Open Ag Funding Partnership will bring data users and publishers together to discuss ways they can work cooperatively and take advantage of tools and technical assistance to clear these obstacles to make IATI data more open, more granular, and more traceable.

Speakers
JC

James Coe (Publish What You Fund)

Senior Advocacy Advisor, Publish What You Fund


Tuesday March 7, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
TBA
  • Links Our goal is to bring data users and publishers together to discuss remaining challenges in enriching IATI data in order to make progress in securing new commitments for improved data sharing. We will also share our progress in delivering technical assistance and developing data tools as a follow up to previous presentations by the Initiative for Open Ag Funding within this community.
  • Proposed actions following the s We will use the session to start conversations that may lead to commitments for improved data publication.

15:00

Government identifiers
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
TBA

15:00

Traceability challenges for humanitarian data

Suitable for financial and technical audiences, those with policy and information modeling interest

Unlike in the development world, financial and project reporting is already deeply embedded in humanitarian planning and operations, far beyond a desire for transparency. OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) has a mandate to coordinate funding and project information from UN agencies, iNGOs, and implementing partners, and to trace the flow of funding throughout the sector.

While IATI’s current traceability support meets many of the humanitarian sector’s needs, there are some special cases that are either unsupported or awkward fits with the current IATI model, including the following:

  • How can IATI trace funding provided to an organisation that hasn’t been allocated to programmes, projects, or activities yet (other than by creating pseudo-activities)? For example, if DFID gives $1m to UNICEF for general programming, then UNICEF allocates that to its country offices, how do we represent those steps?

  • How can we show the relationship among activities that are aligned differently? For example, an organisation might divide its budget among overhead, implementation, etc., but also need to report based on individual activities, taking some money from each item for each activity. Current related-activity support may not be able to represent that situation elegantly.
  • How can IATI reporting align with strategic reporting frameworks in the humanitarian sector, based on the annual inter-agency, cross-sector Humanitarian Response Plans for affected countries?


Speakers
avatar for Nick Imboden

Nick Imboden

Head of HPC Information Services, United Nations OCHA, Financial Tracking Service (FTS)
Responsible for information services and platforms which manage all information around the Humanitarian Programme Cycle - needs assessment, response planning, monitoring and implementation tracking / 3W, financial tracking etc.
DM

David Megginson

Standards lead, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Tuesday March 7, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

Coffee break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 16:00 - 16:30
TBA

16:30

Traceability in action: sharing recent work and agreeing common approaches
Speakers
avatar for Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Member, Open Data Services Cooperative
I'm a member of Open Data Services Co-operative.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
TBA

16:30

Francophone data users: User needs consultation
Speakers
avatar for Annelise Parr (UNDP)

Annelise Parr (UNDP)

IATI Secretariat Coordinator, UNDP
UNDP; Partner Country Support, PC Survey, IATI Governance; Membership; New York weather.
avatar for Dale Potter

Dale Potter

Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
I manage the existing codebase for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and work on build new functionality using Python. Additionally, I engage with the IATI community to support usage of existing IATI tools and feed into future product roadmaps.
avatar for Rohini Simbodyal

Rohini Simbodyal

Communications Advisor, Development Initiatives


Tuesday March 7, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
TBA

16:30

Reporting meaningfully on the SDGs in IATI

The objective of the session is to determine whether there are commonalities in the reporting approaches of different organisations, or common challenges that could be addressed through joint work or guidelines.


Speakers
avatar for Annelise Parr (UNDP)

Annelise Parr (UNDP)

IATI Secretariat Coordinator, UNDP
UNDP; Partner Country Support, PC Survey, IATI Governance; Membership; New York weather.
avatar for Carl Elmstam

Carl Elmstam

Policy advisor and program manager, Digital Development, Sweden - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
avatar for Sofie Habram

Sofie Habram

Policy Specialist - Development Finance Statistics, Sweden - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)



Tuesday March 7, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
TBA

17:30

Day 2 closing plenary: TAG Chair election results
Speakers
SP

Stephen Potter

Director, Development Policy Planning, Canada - Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada



Tuesday March 7, 2017 17:30 - 18:30
TBA

18:30

Drinks reception
Tuesday March 7, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
TBA
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

09:00

Day 3 opening plenary

Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:00 - 09:10
TBA

09:10

09:15

A look into AidStream's new features and future
To discuss about existing new features of AidStream and further plans.

Speakers
avatar for Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Anjesh Tuladhar (YoungInnovations)

Chief Innovations Officer, Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA
  • Links To make organisations aware of the new features in AidStream and what's coming up. Also we will get feedbacks and suggestions from the existing organisation users on what they think would be useful addition/feature in AidStream.
  • Proposed actions following the s Yes, these feedbacks will help us understand AidStream users' needs and perhaps pain points - we will try to make the aidstream journey as easy as possible for the organisations.

09:15

Building a CSV2IATI replacement
Many medium sized IATI publishers currently publish their data via spreadsheets. CSV2IATI was created to help those publishers produce IATI XML, but is no longer actively maintained.
Open Data Services Co-operative plans to develop a new approach for Spreadsheet to IATI conversion, based on similar work for 360Giving and the Open Contracting Data Standard.

Writeup of this now on discuss: https://discuss.iatistandard.org/t/flatten-tool-new-approach-for-spreadsheet-to-iati-conversion/777/1

Speakers
avatar for Ben Webb

Ben Webb

Software Developer, Open Data Services Cooperative


Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA
  • Links To inform the IATI community about our plans, and to get feedback on our planned approach.
  • Proposed actions following the s Open Data Services will be continuing with software development, incorporating feeback, and then sharing our progress again at a later date.

09:15

Hamutuk: Timor Leste's nutrition platform
Speakers
avatar for Anders Hofstee

Anders Hofstee

Director, Catalpa International


Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA

09:15

IATI business case framework
The goal of this new business case framework is help your organisation to create insights in and value the benefits and costs involved in adopting the IATI standard. It can be used for:
  1. helping in decision-making between different options to improve reporting
  2. gaining alignment between everyone involved
  3. obtaining management commitment and approval for investment in an IATI adoption project
  4. understanding the qualitative and quantitative value and cost of the estimated IATI investment
  5. tracking success during and after the IATI investment
Mika Välitalo, Plan Finland, took the initiative to create the framework: “Development funds are precious and we, as development organisations, have a moral responsibility to organise our work as well as we can and overcome any waste. This framework is created to help provide understanding of the benefits IATI can have for your organisation, to assess them over time and to help advocate to others.”

See for more information: http://akvo.org/blog/mapping-iati-a-business-case-framework/

Looking forward to seeing you at this talk! 

Speakers
avatar for Marten Schoonman

Marten Schoonman

Professional Services Manager, Akvo Foundation
Marten Schoonman is a professional services manager at Akvo Foundation. He coordinates the provision of training, support and consulting services by Akvo to partners, including PMEL (planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning) and Data Science. Marten has a passion for the effective... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA

09:15

Presenting IATI's Python Library

This lightning talk will outline work to build a software library for common IATI functionality. This will be a reusable tool for developers and tool builders, making it easier to obtain and work with IATI datasets.

The talk will cover the what, where, when, why, how and who of the library, then provide a more detailed overview of current and future plans.

Our post on the IATI Discuss forum gives more details on the library itself: Introducing the IATI Python Library


Speakers
avatar for Hayden Field

Hayden Field

IATI Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)



Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA

09:15

Testing data quality: A new tool for data publishers
Speakers
avatar for Andy Lulham (Publish What you Fund)

Andy Lulham (Publish What you Fund)

Aid Information Advisor, Publish What You Fund


Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:15 - 10:10
TBA

10:10

Coffee break
Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:10 - 10:30
TBA

10:30

IATI data 'in the wild': sharing experiences
Speakers
avatar for Pelle Aardema

Pelle Aardema

Open data consultant, Independent


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
TBA

10:30

Is IATI data usable for accountability?
    This past fall I interviewed key stakeholders in Liberia and Sierra Leone on their data needs for aid transparency, and the majority of the respondents wanted to be able to use information to monitor projects and inform citizens about what is happening in their countries and communities. In this session we will put ourselves in their shoes and see if IATI data allows us to discover if projects happened the way they were supposed to. We will examine 3 differnent projects occuring in the same year, country, and sector, but reported by 3 differenct organizations. As a group we will examing if the content is sufficient to monitor projects, what is an IATI strength or weakness versus a reporting strength or weakness, and then we will then talk about how the information is displayed and if it is user friendly. Throughout the session we will dicuss if there are steps we can take to make IATI data easier to use and ensure it is fit for purpose. 

Speakers
avatar for Aria Grabowski (Oxfam America)

Aria Grabowski (Oxfam America)

Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
I currently am focused on what is needed so IATI data can be used by non-tech actors and meet the needs of in country accountability stakeholders (I recently was in West Africa conducting key stakeholder interviews to gain more insight into needs, use, and challenges). I have worked... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
TBA

10:30

Improving the IATI file validation process
Speakers
avatar for Herman van Loon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands)

Herman van Loon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands)

IATI technical lead, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Technical lead IATI of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Interested in all IATI subjects with a special focus on chain transparency, data quality and the use of IATI data.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

Monitoring activity progress: chain transparency in practice
Speakers
avatar for Herman van Loon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands)

Herman van Loon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands)

IATI technical lead, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Technical lead IATI of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Interested in all IATI subjects with a special focus on chain transparency, data quality and the use of IATI data.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
TBA

11:30

Using IATI datasets for communication: Where can we improve?
IATI can have value in many different ways. One of them is to share and pro-actively show the work you are doing publicly.
  • How can you do this best? 
  • How can you make use of the standard’s fields and which information would you like to add and how? 
  • How can this relate to your existing communication channels (e.g. website) and fundraising? 
Marten will share how Akvo’s ‘Really Simple Reporting’ platform is set up and will facilitate an exploration with you how you can make IATI work for your organisation’s communication.

Speakers
avatar for Marten Schoonman

Marten Schoonman

Professional Services Manager, Akvo Foundation
Marten Schoonman is a professional services manager at Akvo Foundation. He coordinates the provision of training, support and consulting services by Akvo to partners, including PMEL (planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning) and Data Science. Marten has a passion for the effective... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
TBA

11:30

The future of the official IATI Datastore: Gathering user needs

The IATI Datastore was launched in 2012 although has never progressed beyond alpha status. Whilst this tool experiences some use, it frequently suffers import problems and is difficult to debug and maintain from a technical point of view. Informal usability research has shown that significant improvements are needed to make this tool useful for wider data use, particularly for non-technical users. 

The IATI Technical Team are committed to providing a more usable, robust and maintainable iteration of the Datastore, with work beginning in mid 2017. In this session we will begin to gather user requirements for a future data store.  Outputs will form part of the detailed scoping resulting in technology choices that will lead to an improved product.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Potter

Dale Potter

Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
I manage the existing codebase for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and work on build new functionality using Python. Additionally, I engage with the IATI community to support usage of existing IATI tools and feed into future product roadmaps.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
TBA

12:30

Lunch
Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
TBA

13:30

Reporting on results through IATI
This session, led by Dr Mike Smith, Systems Architect at Wateraid and Sarah Johns, Transparency Adviser at Bond, will take a detailed look at the Results element within the IATI Standard and will present improvements to the element that have been co-created with Monitoring and Evaluation specialists in the UK and Europe. These changes would increase the confidence of IATI data publishers that they are reporting good quality, useful results data through removing some of the minor technicalities in the Standard that currently make it difficult for them to do this. Information on the improvements can be found on IATI Discuss. We would like participants to help us to validate and finalise these improvements prior to the Standards day.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Johns

Sarah Johns

Transparency and IATI Manager, Bond
Hello, my background is in access to information and communications in both the charity and development sectors here in the UK. At Bond (the UK network of development NGOs, with over 450 members) I work on UK NGO engagement and use of the IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Systems Architect, WaterAid


Wednesday March 8, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

13:30

Accelerating tool development for data use
In February 2017, the Open Ag Funding Partnership in partnership with DFID held a tool accelerator workshop to develop advanced data tools for the publication and use of IATI data. In attendance were Development Initiatives, Zimmerman & Zimmerman, D-Portal, Spatial Dev, Young Innovations, and others. In this session, we will share what the accelerator taught us about developing tools for IATI, share prototypes for feedback, and discuss how our approach can be replicated for other sectors and types of IATI data.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Member, Open Data Services Cooperative
I'm a member of Open Data Services Co-operative.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
TBA
  • Links Our goals are to share our learning from the accelerator workshop with the community and seek active engagement and feedback in the IATI tool development process.
  • Proposed actions following the s We will invite interested participants to test and provide feedback on specific tools once they are fully developed (mid-2017).

13:30

Next-generation IATI humanitarian changes
Speakers
avatar for Nick Imboden

Nick Imboden

Head of HPC Information Services, United Nations OCHA, Financial Tracking Service (FTS)
Responsible for information services and platforms which manage all information around the Humanitarian Programme Cycle - needs assessment, response planning, monitoring and implementation tracking / 3W, financial tracking etc.
avatar for Wendy Rogers (Development Initiatives)

Wendy Rogers (Development Initiatives)

IATI Business & Data Analyst (Grand Bargain ), Development Initiatives
Anything IATI related especially using publishing or using IATI data in the humanitarian context. Also anything about the Grand Bargain
DM

David Megginson

Standards lead, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Wednesday March 8, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
TBA

14:30

Reporting trust fund data to IATI
Speakers
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Nicoletta Merlo

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission (EC) - Development and Cooperation-EuropeAid



Wednesday March 8, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
TBA

14:30

d-portal: Usability testing and requirements

D-Portal is website which offers basic search and visualisation of IATI data.  It is developed and maintained by the IATI Technical Team.

This session seeks to further understand how D-Portal is used, and how improvements could be made to increase its effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rogers (Development Initiatives)

Wendy Rogers (Development Initiatives)

IATI Business & Data Analyst (Grand Bargain ), Development Initiatives
Anything IATI related especially using publishing or using IATI data in the humanitarian context. Also anything about the Grand Bargain
avatar for Dale Potter

Dale Potter

Developer, Development Initiatives Poverty Research (DIPR)
I manage the existing codebase for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and work on build new functionality using Python. Additionally, I engage with the IATI community to support usage of existing IATI tools and feed into future product roadmaps.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
TBA

14:30

Integrating data on all resources and impact at country level
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
TBA

15:30

Coffee break
Wednesday March 8, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
TBA

16:00

Localising IATI: Supporting civil society and private sector partners to use IATI
This session will look specifically at challenges and potential solutions for in-country civil society partners faced with engaging with IATI. It will propose a set of good practice principles for donors and accountable organisations wanting to engage their partners on IATI, as both producers and consumers of IATI data. These are based on our experience of working with civil society organisations in different geographical locations, including East and West Africa. Participants will be invited to sense-check these principles during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Johns

Sarah Johns

Transparency and IATI Manager, Bond
Hello, my background is in access to information and communications in both the charity and development sectors here in the UK. At Bond (the UK network of development NGOs, with over 450 members) I work on UK NGO engagement and use of the IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
TBA

16:00

IATI v3+: Imagining the future together
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
TBA

17:30

Coffee break
Wednesday March 8, 2017 17:30 - 17:45
TBA

17:45

Closing plenary: Reflections and commitments
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
SP

Stephen Potter

Director, Development Policy Planning, Canada - Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada


Wednesday March 8, 2017 17:45 - 18:45
TBA
 
Thursday, March 9
 

09:00

Standards Day: Introduction
Speakers
avatar for John Adams (DFID)

John Adams (DFID)

Head of Aid Management Service, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Talk to me about #IATI, open aid data and government transparency.
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 09:10
TBA

09:10

Standards Day: Rules and Guidelines
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:10 - 09:30
TBA

09:30

Standards Day: Data Quality
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
TBA

10:30

Standards Day: Codelist Management
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30 - 10:50
TBA

10:50

Coffee break
Thursday March 9, 2017 10:50 - 11:10
TBA

11:10

Standards Day: Upgrades
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:10 - 11:40
TBA

11:40

Standards Day: Deprecation of old versions
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:40 - 11:55
TBA

11:55

Standards Day: Hierarchies, Traceability, Double Counting
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:55 - 12:40
TBA

12:40

Lunch
Thursday March 9, 2017 12:40 - 13:40
TBA

13:40

Standards Day: Core Funding
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 13:40 - 13:55
TBA

13:55

Standards Day: Agriculture
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 13:55 - 14:10
TBA

14:10

Standards Day: Humanitarian
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 14:10 - 14:55
TBA

14:55

Coffee break
Thursday March 9, 2017 14:55 - 15:15
TBA

15:15

Standards Day: Results
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
TBA

15:45

Standards Day: Organisation Standard
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:45 - 16:30
TBA

16:30

Standards Day: Activity Standard 1/2
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
TBA

17:00

Coffee break
Thursday March 9, 2017 17:00 - 17:15
TBA

17:15

Standards Day: Activity Standard 2/2
Speakers
avatar for Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Bill Anderson (IATI technical team - Development Initiatives)

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Technical Lead on the IATI Secretariat responsible for the integrity and development of the standard. I also lead the content of Development Initiatives' work on the Data Revolution and Joined-up Data Standards.


Thursday March 9, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
TBA