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How do we maximize and sustain participation in the #CrowdLaw process?

November 24th, 2015

Co-authored by Julia Root This post is second in a series of four “reports from the field” on #crowdlaw First blog On September 24,The GovLab hosted it’s third online global conference on #CrowdLaw. This event is designed specifically for field practitioners and advocates to share experiences and connect with others who share similar goals but […]

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Connecting with Innovators at the Open Government Partnership Summit

November 10th, 2015

A team from The GovLab was among the 1,500 participants in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico City from October 27th-29th. During the world gathering we launched the Network of Innovators (NoI), a skill sharing network enabling government and civic innovators to assess their problem-solving skills and get matched to those with […]

Are You #OnTheMap? Map Internet Governance together via @netmundialmap

November 6th, 2015

  Is there a place where you can find examples of best practices in broadband deployment? How would you share your expertise and work that may impact the further evolution of the Internet? Who can you talk to about crypto currencies? How would you find out what regional organizations are giving guidance on the development […]

Exploring the Role of Data in “The Coming Age of the Internet of Things”

November 5th, 2015

Yesterday, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering hosted Vint Cerf, one of the “fathers of the Internet” and the Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google for a discussion on “The Coming Age of the Internet of Things.” Cerf’s keynote discussion focused particularly on the need for citizens to gain greater understanding and control of how […]

Join us at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil

November 3rd, 2015

If you are scheduled to attend the Internet Governance Forum next week in Brazil, please join us at the workshop “NETmundial Solutions Map”, taking place from 16:30 to 18:00 on Monday, November 9  in workshop room 5 – jointly organized by The GovLab and Global Partners Digital. The NETmundial Solutions Map is a crowd-sourced Internet governance information-sharing resource launched […]

The Homework Gap – lack of broadband access creates a new public inequity

November 3rd, 2015

As internet and technology are increasingly spreading all over the world, new and exciting ways to democratize government acts are developed. Co-creation of policies and citizen engagement became a part of the strategy of many governments in the digital era. In last weekend’s NYC Big Apps challenge dozens of teams suggested innovative and disruptive ways […]

Networking and Learning Opportunities at the OGP Summit with The GovLab

October 27th, 2015

A team from The GovLab will be at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico, led by Director and Co-Founder Beth Noveck and the Chief Research and Development Officer and Co-Founder Stefaan Verhulst. We are excited to have the opportunity to learn from the nearly 2,000 anticipated attendees from 98 countries. We look […]

Wanted: Peer Reviewers on the Impact of Open Data

October 27th, 2015

Help assess open data’s impacts across the world. Collaborate and share your knowledge by reviewing one or more case studies By Andrew Young and Stefaan Verhulst   Context:  Recent years have witnessed considerable enthusiasm over open data. Several studies have documented its potential to spur economic innovation and social transformation, and to usher in fresh […]

Connecting Innovators in the Prizes Community to Mark Challenge.gov’s 5th Anniversary

October 9th, 2015

This week, the U.S. Government celebrated the 5th anniversary of the open innovation platform Challenge.gov with an event hosted by the Obama Administration, Case Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and Georgetown University bringing together practitioners across the prize-backed challenge landscape. To mark the occasion, the Administration also released a new Fact Sheet highlighting new commitments to expand and foster the innovation […]

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