Diplo E-Participation DayGeneva, 19 June 2013Guy Girardetguyg@diplomacy.edu@guy.girardet
What is E-Participation?e-Participation means the use of ICT for enabling andstrengthening citizen participation in democr...
Mechanics of E-Participation Increased government transparency and openness Real-time public two-way communication andin...
Open Data Charter – June 18 2013The world is witnessing the growth of a global movementfacilitated by technology and socia...
Technology as agent of change
Citizen protests
Protest Maptivism in Turkey
Civil Society Online Petitions
Citizen <-> Local Government
Pin Responder
International Organisations
MY World Global Survey - Voting
Survey - Results
Honest Government
Phone and InternetAccess
World We Want Discussion
G-Everyone - Crowdsourcing
Transparency
World Bank – Mapping Projects
Criticisms Limited to Connected - Digital Divide Skews results to online, educated. Socio-economic bias Polarization: u...
Thank youBe sure to follow OpenGov OpenData Panel thisafternoon @timdavies, @svbroc, @gquaggiottoFurther information from ...
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Diplo E-Participation Day, What is E-Participation and why it matters, Guy Girardet, Diplo

  1. 1. Diplo E-Participation DayGeneva, 19 June 2013Guy Girardetguyg@diplomacy.edu@guy.girardet
  2. 2. What is E-Participation?e-Participation means the use of ICT for enabling andstrengthening citizen participation in democraticdecision-making processes increasing the transparency of the politicalprocess;enhancing the direct involvement onparticipation of citizen;improving the quality of opinion formation byopening new spaces of information anddeliberationSource: E-Participation Guide (UNDP)
  3. 3. Mechanics of E-Participation Increased government transparency and openness Real-time public two-way communication andinteraction. Involvement of the service deliverers in design. Improved efficiency – collaboration of public and privatesector Bidirectional information and communicationstechnologies Government as provider, convener and enabler Open data provides new possibilities for finding problemsand solutions Citizen engagement moves beyond political elitesSource: From Government 2.0 to Society 2.0Harvard Kennedy School
  4. 4. Open Data Charter – June 18 2013The world is witnessing the growth of a global movementfacilitated by technology and social media and fuelled byinformation – one that contains enormous potential tocreate more accountable, efficient, responsive, andeffective governments and businesses, and to spureconomic growth.2) Open data sit at the heart of this global movement.3) Access to data allows individuals and organisations todevelop new insights and innovations that can improvethe lives of others and help to improve the flow ofinformation within and between countries.Whilegovernments and businesses collect a wide range of data,they do not always share these data in ways that areeasily discoverable, useable, or understandable by thepublic.
  5. 5. Technology as agent of change
  6. 6. Citizen protests
  7. 7. Protest Maptivism in Turkey
  8. 8. Civil Society Online Petitions
  9. 9. Citizen <-> Local Government
  10. 10. Pin Responder
  11. 11. International Organisations
  12. 12. MY World Global Survey - Voting
  13. 13. Survey - Results
  14. 14. Honest Government
  15. 15. Phone and InternetAccess
  16. 16. World We Want Discussion
  17. 17. G-Everyone - Crowdsourcing
  18. 18. Transparency
  19. 19. World Bank – Mapping Projects
  20. 20. Criticisms Limited to Connected - Digital Divide Skews results to online, educated. Socio-economic bias Polarization: undue influence of special interestgroups Clictivism
  21. 21. Thank youBe sure to follow OpenGov OpenData Panel thisafternoon @timdavies, @svbroc, @gquaggiottoFurther information from guyg@diplomacy.edu

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