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Please reach out if you would like me to chair or moderate at conferences and workshops. Here are some of my speaking, workshop facilitation and moderation engagements:


  • Spoke on ICTs, gender and governance  (invited speaker) at ICT and governance workshop, Princeton University, January 2016.
  • Presented Digital Lives research to MasterCard Foundation, Toronto, October, 2015.
  • Presented the impact of online FOI (below) research at mySociety’s Alaveteli conference, Madrid, May 2015.


  • As Open Data Research Lead at the World Wide Web Foundation:
    • Presented Open Data in Developing Countries research with Michael Cañares and François van Schalkwyk (Asia and Africa Research Leads) at Open Government Partnership Summit, Mexico City, November 2015.
    • Led the Open Data in Developing Countries workshop at Africa Open Data Conference, Dar-es-Salaam, September, 2015. Also spoke on closing plenary on the future of open data in Africa.AfricaOpenDataConference
    • Spoke on plenary panel of Open Data in Developing Countries at International Open Data Conference, Ottawa, May 2015. Also organized FOI & open data workshop.
    • Organized and led workshop with GIZ on Open, Big or Smart: digital data as a catalyst for SDG achievement world-wide, Bonn Conference for Global Transformation, Bonn, May 2015.
    • Led Africa Open Data in Developing Countries kick-off workshop at High-Level Conference on Data Revolution in Africa, Addis Ababa, March, 2015.  Web Foundation was a key contributor to the Africa Data Consensus.  Workshop report here.

      Speaking at a conference
      Chairing the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition panel at the Africa Open Data Conference
    • Participated in Asia Open Data in Developing Countries kick-off workshop (organized by our Open Data Lab Jakarta), Jakarta, February 2015. Workshop report here.
Speaking at the launch of the Open Data in Developing Countries research in Jakarta, 2015
  • Presented Open Data Barometer 2013 with Tim Davies at Open Data Institute, London, February 2016.
  • Presented World Bank webinar with Tim Davies on ICT innovations for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption, October, 2014.
  • Spoke on research on Alaveteli platforms at mySociety’s Freedom of Information night, London, September 2014.
  • Spoke on panel presenting World Bank publication Closing the Feedback Loop (edited with Soren Gigler), Washington DC, June 2014. Speakers included Professor Jonathan Fox (American University), Lily Tsai (MIT), Professor Jane Fountain (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Rakesh Rajani (then with Twaweeza, now Ford Foundation).
Top left (in black, under screen, to the right of Robert Hunja in white shirt) on our book launch at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC.

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