Open data for better health service delivery
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Three use cases in Uruguay, Mexico and Peru to show different ways in which Open Data initiatives can contribute to better health service delivery.

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Disaster preparedness: a universal tech solution?
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In 2013, the Red Cross’s Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) developed two smartphone app templates, one for First Aid preparedness and one for Multi-Hazard preparedness.

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Developing an urban barometer
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The urban barometer, uses digital technologies to engage with citizens and provide evidence on subjective aspects of wellbeing to guide policy makers

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Transforming an industry through FOI
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In Germany, there’s no requirement for eateries to display food safety ratings, and no publicly accessible register. FragDenStaat’s FOI campaign ‘Pot Secret’ rallied members of the public to request food safety reports from their local authorities.

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Openly available air quality data: not just blue-sky thinking
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OpenAQ and a community of open data lovers set out on a mission, guided by the simple question: what if all the world’s air quality data were openly available?

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How to monitor emergency procurement with open data: lessons from 12 countries
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Unprecedented times call for quick decisions, and the pandemic saw governments around the world implementing emergency procurement measures.

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Civic tech vs. illicit pharmacies
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Code for Pakistan partnered with the Health Department to curb malpractices within the pharmaceutical industry, digitising and automating the license issuing, tracking and renewal process.

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Digital champions: community led development monitoring in Tanzania
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Crowd2Map trained first time smartphone users in the Serengeti District to map their communities and help protect girls from female genital mutilation.

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Open data: essential, not just ‘nice to have’
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Would societies around the world be better able to respond to the pandemic, if more or better open data were freely available?

That was the question put to this expert panel, in the first in our series of online TICTeC Seminars.

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