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Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank

By Wayan Vota on March 7, 2013


The World Bank, Development Gateway, and Plan UK invite you to RSVP for Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement for Enhanced Development Impact.

Citizen Voices UK will focus on citizen engagement and feedback systems that strengthen the quality of policy making and the science of service delivery, and where the impact on the poor is most direct.

The morning-long London conference will build on the Washington, DC event to position the citizen engagement agenda as essential for effective development, move practitioners from knowledge to action, and establish concrete partnerships for scaling up at global and national levels

The conference will bring together tech innovators, development specialists, government officials, academics, civil society representatives, World Bank staff and the private sector where experience with client feedback systems is the deepest.

We will open with Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network, leading us in a conversation on the results we are looking to achieve with citizen feedback, followed by three sessions that will include discussions exploring:

  1. Which innovative uses of technology can be transformational?
  2. What can we learn from the private sector?
  3. How can governments be more responsive?  

The conference will close by generating ideas for how we proceed as a collective in advancing the citizen engagement agenda.

Please RSVP to attend:

  Citizens Voices UK
  8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  March 19th, 2013
  Plan UK Headquarters
  5-7 Cranwood Street
  London, EC1V 9LH (map)

We invite you to RSVP to this email as soon as possible to secure one of only 40 spaces.

This event will be intimate – PowerPoint and presentations are discouraged – to allow for a content rich discussion, where everyone has the chance to participate and share fully in the debate.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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