AshokaChangemakers in partnership with Feedback Labs and the Rita Allen Foundation, is seeking innovative solutions that are helping feedback loops empower people, drive better decisions, and put resources where they’ll make a difference.
We are continuing our social media conversation with a Twitter #SocEntChat
this Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 10:30-12pm EST. Here you will be able to learn more about feedback loops, their saliency in your work and varying sectors; as well as information about our ongoing competition.
This will be followed by a live-feed discussion on Google+ Hangout from 12-1pm EST, with special guest panelists and moderator, who will engage in an in-depth conversation regarding feedback loops' social impact.
Citizens are increasingly using digital platforms to push government to be more effective and efficient. How does this change the roles of both citizens and government? What are the characteristics of the most effective platforms in providing pathways for citizen feedback? This social media event brings together pioneers in supporting digital citizens for a fast-paced and engaging discussion around these questions and more.
• Steven Clift (@democracy on Twitter) is an Ashoka Fellow, and founded E-Democracy.org in 1994 – the world’s first election information website. His “government by day, citizen by night” insights were built as leader of the State of Minnesota’s first e-government initiative. He spoke across 30 countries for over a decade from Estonia to Libya to Mongolia on open government and civic participation to support non-partisan, volunteer-powered efforts for inclusive online local democracy. An Ashoka Fellow, today he is E-Democracy’s Executive Director. He leads a dedicated team with the BeNeighbors.org effort to connect all neighbors online (and off) in public life across race and ethnicity, generations, immigrant and native-born, and more. In 2013, Clift was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Open Government. He lives with his lovely wife and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• Tiago Peixoto Tiago Peixoto: Having worked for 10 years as a practitioner and researcher in the field of ICT and participatory governance, Tiago is currently an open government specialist at the ICT4Gov program of WBI's Open Government cluster. Prior to joining the Bank, Tiago has managed projects and worked as an advisor and consultant for various organizations in the field of participation and technology, such as the European Commission, OECD, the United Nations, and the Brazilian and UK governments. He is also research coordinator of the Electronic Democracy Centre, a joint venture of the European University Institute, the University of Zurich and the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford.
Moderator: Stephen Davenport is a member of the World Bank’s Open Government Practice with a focus on Citizen Engagement. With over 15 years of experience in technology and development, he has co-founded innovations such as Feedback Labs, the OpenGov Hub, and AidData.org. As an expert in aid management and information transparency, Stephen has been at the forefront of the latest in cutting edge ICT4D innovations. His efforts have also led to contributions to international data standards such as the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
What is a #SocEntChat
Twitter Chats (#SocEntChats) are real-time Twitter-based discussion about social entrepreneurship, focused on specific issues, themes, and events. They are designed to provide a forum for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, funders, media, and supporters to share their ideas, discuss the state of the field, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas that require deeper exploration.
Joining the Conversation
Log-in to your Twitter account a little before 10:30am EST on December 12th, 2013 and follow the steps.
Any questions that weren't answered during the Twitter chat can be submitted via Twitter to @changemakers to be considered for the Hangout.
What is a Google+ Hangout?
This is a social media platform which allows live-feed video of a conversation over the web. Just head to our event homepage at noon where the video will be broadcast, then submit questions or comments via Twitter to @changemakers. We will collect these questions/comments to incorporate into the conversation in real-time.
Please feel free to share this event with others and looking forward to your participation!