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Disrupting traditional development - tales of revolt from OpenCorporates & CHAYN

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I gave a 10 minute talk at the Open Data Institute about the role open data and open culture can play in disrupting the traditional approach of how this sector tackles social problems like corruption and women's empowerment. I had far fewer slides when I gave the talk but I've added more to make these slides useful to people who were not there.

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Disrupting traditional development - tales of revolt from OpenCorporates & CHAYN

  1. 1. DISRUPTING DEVELOPMENT Tales of revolt from OpenCorporates & Chayn traditional ^ @herahussain
  2. 2. STRUCTURES DISRUPING POWER @opencorporates
  3. 3. Corrupt power structures grow in closed systems. OpenCorporates has become the blockchain of information - connecting companies to each other, to government contracts, to state-owned companies, and to who ultimately controls them. But this data is either in silos of government and aid agencies or isn’t being collected & published. To win the battle against closed, we need to come together to unlock, capture & publish company information.
  4. 4. HOW CORRUPTION, TAX EVASION & ANONYMOUS COMPANIES AFFECT HUMAN RIGHTS
  5. 5. MAPPING CORPORATE NETWORKS https://opencorporates.com/viz/financial/index.html
  6. 6. Will governments and aid agencies can start collecting data on procurement, contract and company control to map these power networks? While transparency & open data can’t put an end to corruption, it can create an atmosphere that is hostile to corruption.
  7. 7. STRUCTURES DISRUPING POWER @ChaynHQ
  8. 8. Finding critical information gaps & creating lean crowdsourced solutions to address violence against women
  9. 9. How do you get senior government policy experts, NGOs & citizens to co-create solutions that tackles sexual violence in conflict zones?
  10. 10. BuildWithNotFor BY HACKING IT TOGETHER
  11. 11. RESULT? An immense learning experience for policy experts opening their minds to the beauty & value of collaboration with citizens, survivors, NGOs & ‘non-experts’. 6 ideas. 1 prototype. The winning team is still active & is planning to iterate their prototype with (not for) critically resource-constraint Lebanese NGOs
  12. 12. UK 30% cut in funding for legal aid - Cut in funding for domestic violence services - 60% women don’t have enough evidence to qualify for legal aid
  13. 13. And this is just what the situation looks like for women in UK - a ‘developed’ country. Imagine the millions of women without access to justice around the world.
  14. 14. = BuildWithNotFor HOW TO BUILD YOU OWN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE WITHOUT A LAWYER an international open toolkit chayn.co/how-to-build-your-own-case
  15. 15. How is that a bunch of volunteers & survivors were able to build this with £300 in 2 months and organisations receiving millions in aid money don’t? How can we create a cultural shift so that all funders require investee's to openly license all resources? And build with - not for their ‘beneficiaries’?
  16. 16. CHALLENGES & THEORY OF CHANGE
  17. 17. HOW CAN YOU HELP? @herahussain

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