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Agenda for TechCamp: Moldova - Day 1

Friday, July 15th

8:45-9:15 Registration, networking, coffee and tea
9:15-9:25 Welcome to TechCamp: Moldova

Veronica Cretu, CMB Training Center and Noel Dickover, United States Department of State

9:25-9:35 What is TechCamp and Why do I care?

Marcus Micheli, Deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy and Andrea Trifunovic, United States Department of State

9:35-9:40 Welcome from MITC

Dona Scola, MITC Vice-minister

9:40-9:45 Welcome from Moldovan eGovernment Center

Stela Mocan, Executive Director

9:45-9:50 Welcome Message from the Moldovan Government

Tudor Darie, Counselor to the Prime Minister

9:50-9:55 Welcome Message from USAID

Kent Larson, USAID Country Director

9:55-10:00 Welcome Message from the World Bank

Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Manager

10:00-10:40 Interactive Plenary: Exploring Perspectives

Veronica Cretu, CMB Training Center and Noel Dickover, United States Department of State



10:40-11:30       Fast-paced Project Presentations

Station Presenter
#1: Corruption example Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#2: Afghanistan Election Data Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#3: Government Perspecitve on Open Data Vlad Manoil, eGovernment Center
#4: Moldova Case Study: Citizen Participation (National Trash Pick up Day) Eugeniu Hristev, Trimetrica
#5: Turning Documents into Data Feeds Chris Radcliff, Eventful
#6: Citizen Engagement Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation
#7: Open311 Effort Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#8: Social Networking Example of Open Data Ovidiu Bujorean, MIT Portugal Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
#9: Mobile Example Claudiu Aghinitei, IREX
#10: Russian Wildfire "Help Map" and Ushahidi Gregory Asmolov, Global Voices, Runet Echo, Berkman Center
#11: Libraries and eGovernance Anna Taranenko, IREX


11:30-12:50       Lunch


12:50-13:00       Plenary




13:00-13:50       Topical Breakout Discussions

Topic Facilitator
#1: Health Data: What is needed and how to use it? Facilitator from the NGO community
#2: Transparency Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#3: Working with the Government from the Civil Society Standpoint Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation
#4: Education Data: What is needed and how to use it? Facilitator from the NGO community
#5: State Budget Jeff Kaplan, MRGSP/USAID
#6: Local Government Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#7: Transparency Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#8: Transparency Chris Radcliff, Eventful

13:50-14:00       Plenary


14:00-15:20       Interactive Training Stations

Station Number Tech Facilitator
#1 Mapping for Open Government Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#2 Data Scraping Government Information to form Open Data Sets Chris Radcliff, Eventful
#3 Open Government Theory: Participation, Collaboration and Transparency Jeff Kaplan, MRGSP/USAID
#4 Developing Citizen Generated Data Sets through Crowdsourcing Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation
#5 How to Upload and Alert Public Incidents on the Web Vlad Spanu, Moldova Foundation
#6 Use of Shared Resources to Deliver Public Services Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#7 Citizen Journalism and the use of Social Media Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#8 Professional Networking online for building Open Government Partnerships Ovidiu Bujorean, MIT Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiativeauthor and political

analyst

#9 Use of “CrowdMap” to for citizen generated data Gregory Asmolov, Global Voices, Runet Echo, Berkman Center
#10 Strategizing which Social Media Platform(s) is Right for You Anna Taranenko, IREX


15:20-15:50       Afternoon break


15:50-16:00       Plenary




16:00-16:50       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Station Number Facilitator
#1 Using Health Care Data Sets or Generating new ones Health Care NGO and Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation
#2 Using Health Care Data Sets or Generating new ones Health NGO and Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#3 Using Education Data Sets or Generating new ones Education NGO and Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#4 Using Education Data Sets or Generating new ones Education NGO and Jeff Kaplan, MRGSP/USAID
#5 Using State Budget Data Sets or Data Scraping Documents to Create new ones Transparency NGO and Chris Radcliff, Eventful
#6 Using State Budget Data Sets or Data Scraping Documents to Create new ones Transparency NGO and Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#7 Building Transparency in Moldova Transparency NGO and Eugen Hristev, Trimetrica
#8 Building Transparency in Moldova Transparency NGO and World Bank Facilitator


16:50-17:30       Briefs on Brain Storming Sessions


17:30-19:00       Reception at Trimetrica


Agenda for TechCamp: Moldova - Day 2

Saturday, July 16th


8:30-9:00       Networking, Coffee and Tea


9:00-9:30       Opening Plenary - Veronica Cretu and Noel Dickover


9:30-10:20     Small Groupwork on Identifying Solutions

Problem Statement Facilitator
# 1 - How can libraries use online tools to generate “offline traffic” to become

more popular centers, and thus, more sustainable? Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 2 - How do we create a pattern or templated platform for local municipality websites to offer the

necessary documents and in a user friendly manner? Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 3 - Motivating Citizens - How do we motivate and mobilize citizens to force government to create transparent,

prioritized plans that lead to better services for the public? Video

Andrew McLaughlin
# 4 - People with disabilities: How can we bring info about jobs for people with disabilities. How

can we identify places/buildings (shops, schools, etc.) especially arranged for people with disabilities? Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 5 - How can we get a database of approved textbooks and content in Moldova?

For studies, analysis, curriculum review purposes. Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 6 - How can we evaluate curriculum in schools and update it to current needs? Civil Society Facilitator
# 7 - How can we change current universities' application process (make it online and expand criteria)? Video Civil Society Facilitator
# 8 - How do we create a system for corruption complaints? Video Civil Society Facilitator
# 9 - How do we effectively monitor the performance/integrity of government officials and inspectors? Video Civil Society Facilitator
# 10 - How do we force our government to adopt Financial efficiency standards, including

methodologies for of allocation and use of resources; performance indicators; and project implementation? Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 11 - Education: How can we evaluate school performance data online, such as representing it

on a map, both to highlight existing problems in the school system and to track changes? Video

Civil Society Facilitator
# 12 - How can the mechanism for updating voters’ lists be improved? Video Civil Society Facilitator
# 13 - How can we create an efficient and transparent monitoring mechanism that

ensures foreign aid is being spent the way it is intended to be? Video

Camilla Hawthorne

10:20-10:30       Plenary

10:30-11:50       Interactive Training Sessions

Topic Facilitator
#1 Mapping for Open Government Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#2 Data Scraping Government Information to form Open Data Sets Chris Radcliff, Eventful
#3 Open Government Theory: Participation, Collaboration and Transparency Jeff Kaplan, MRGSP/USAID
#4 Developing Citizen Generated Data Sets through Crowdsourcing Wayne Moses Burke, OpenForumFoundation
#5 How to Upload and Alert Public Incidents on the Web Vlad Spanu, Moldova Foundation
#6 Use of Shared Resources to Deliver Public Services Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#7 Citizen Journalism and Social Media Use Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#8 Professional Networking online for building Open Government Partnerships Ovidiu Bujorean, MIT Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiativeauthor and political

analyst

#9 Use of “CrowdMap” to for Citizen Generated Data Gregory Asmolov, Global Voices, Runet Echo, Berkman Center
#10 Strategizing which Social Media Platform(s) is Right for You Anna Taranenko, IREX

12:30-13:20 Lunch
13:20-13:30 Plenary
13:30-14:20 Small Groupwork on Mapping Resources and Action Plan
14:20-14:50 Afternoon Break
14:50-15:00 Plenary

15:00-15:30 Interactive Q&A with Tech Trainers

Topic Facilitator
#1 Mapping for Open Government Eric Gundersen, Development Seed
#2 Data Scraping Government Information to form Open Data Sets Chris Radcliff, Eventful
#3 Open Government Theory: Participation, Collaboration and Transparency Jeff Kaplan, MRGSP/USAID
#4 Developing Citizen Generated Data Sets through Crowdsourcing Wayne Moses Burke, OpenForumFoundation
#5 How to Upload and Alert Public Incidents on the Web Vlad Spanu, Moldova Foundation
#6 Use of Shared Resources to Deliver Public Services Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons
#7 Citizen Journalism and the use of Social Media Camilla Hawthorne, Radio Free Europe
#8 Professional Networking online for building Open Government Partnerships Ovidiu Bujorean, MIT Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiativeauthor and political

analyst

#9 Use of “CrowdMap” to for Citizen Generated Data Gregory Asmolov, Global Voices, Runet Echo, Berkman Center
#10 Strategizing which Social Media Platform(s) is Right for You Anna Taranenko, IREX


15:30-16:00 Final Presentations (recorded on video)
16:00-16:55 Plenary Session - Planning the Next Steps:

Stela Mocan Moderating

- Initiatives to Pursue in 2011
- Barriers
- Funding of Open Government Initiatives
- Publicizing the Results
16:55-17:00 USAID Closing Remarks

Kent Larson, USAID Country Director