Welcome to the agenda for our first ever IATI ‘Virtual Community Exchange’ (VCE), one of two online events taking place in 2021 to bring together the global IATI community. Join IATI’s first VCE on 13 April 2021 to help us consider IATI’s progress vis-à-vis the current state of transparency and open data in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. During the VCE, you will hear about recent and upcoming IATI activities and how you can participate, be inspired during sessions led by other members of the IATI community and engage with peers in the open data and transparency space. Anyone with an interest in open data, transparency or development cooperation is welcome to join! 

The VCE will offer two to three parallel sessions simultaneously, and participants are welcome to attend a session from each time slot, or to ’pick and choose’, only attending sessions that fit their needs. Find out how to get prepared with this one-pager, ‘Getting Ready for the VCE’, or view the comprehensive logistical note for the event.

Questions? Drop us a line at info@iatistandard.org or post in our digital community platform, IATI Connect. We look forward to seeing you virtually on 13 April!

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Tuesday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Opening session: transparency, open data and the IATI community in the era of the SDGs and COVID-19

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This plenary session will open the Virtual Community Exchange, providing an inspirational and informative foundation for the initial meeting of the global IATI community, with attendees from government, civil society, the private sector, academia and others. Theo van de Sande, IATI Governing Board Chair (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will provide opening remarks and Jenna Slotin, Senior Director for Policy and Strategy at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and Cheri Leigh-Erasmus, Global Director of Learning at Accountability Lab, will provide keynote remarks about the state of transparency and open data in the era of the SDGs and COVID-19. The session will also feature a panel discussion with diverse IATI stakeholders from USAID, UNOCHA and the Association of Freelance Journalists, outlining the importance of the community for meeting IATI’s key goals and sharing ambitions for 2021 and beyond.

Please join the session using this link: https://undp.zoom.us/j/86304711938 

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Cheri-Leigh Erasmus

Global Director of Learning, Accountability Lab
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Andie Vaughn

Senior Policy Advisor, USAID
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David Megginson

Standards Lead, UNOCHA / Humanitarian Data Exchange
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Winnie Kamau

President, Association of Freelance Journalists
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Josh Powell

CEO, Development Gateway
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Theo van de Sande

Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs / IATI Governing Board Chair
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Jenna Slotin

Director of Policy, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Tuesday April 13, 2021 12:00pm - 12:55pm UTC