Development Gateway and Global Integrity are thrilled to announce plans for the new OpenGov Hub, an endeavor to bring like-minded organizations together in one physical location to work on issues related to the open government agenda. The OpenGov Hub will be housed in Development Gateway’s current headquarters in Washington, DC, and will open officially in September.
Development Gateway congratulates the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on winning a Knowledge Management Award 2012 in Vienna, Austria for its “outstanding efforts and achievements to promote the idea of knowledge societies”.
There is a new Event Calendar on the Development Gateway website with conferences and forums taking place around the world. The calendar includes events that are focused on issues such as transparency, governance, aid effectiveness, and ICT4D—the topics and themes that constitute the bulk of Development Gateway’s work. We hope that site visitors will be able to use this calendar to find out about important discussions that are taking place worldwide.
'This Story from the Field comes from Stephen Davenport, Development Gateway’s Senior Director for Business Development/Partnerships:'
'The China Development Gateway and China Internet Information Center launched a photo contest called “Lending Spotlight: Poverty Relief Through a Lens” on May 15. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 20, with an awards ceremony in Nov. 2012. The contest focuses on global development and aims to share China’s experience in poverty reduction with other countries, and build international support to combat poverty.'
Development Gateway has received a grant from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) for EUR 600,000, to be used for a series of research and innovation activities over a three year period. M. Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Director-General for Globalization, Partnerships, and Development, and Jean-Louis Sarbib, CEO of Development Gateway, signed the agreement on March 15 at a ceremony in Paris. After signing the agreement, the parties discussed the activities to be funded under the grant in 2012, which will include work on data visualization and analytics and other areas.
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