This blog post is part of our summer chapters updates and was written by the team of OK Brazil.
Brazil is not only about the Olympics. A lot has been going on in the Brazilian chapter of the Open Knowledge Network as well. Here we highlight the significant chapter developments, including some new faces and some exciting plans.
One of the most crucial changes in the chapter is in the area of human resources. Ariel Kogan, an OK Brazil longtime member, took over as CEO from Tom (Everton) Zanella Alvarenga. We wish Tom much luck in his new path and would like to thank him for the work he has done for the chapter so far.
Also, We also have a new addition to our chapter, Elza Albuquerque who joined us as our communication officer. Lastly, we have a new advisory board. You can meet our new board in this link.
Open Spending News
Where did my money go website already has the executive budget data for four Brazilian cities: São Paulo (SP), Belo Horizonte (MG), in order toCuritiba (PR) and Recife (PE). The Brazilian Open Spending team is looking for more information about the others so they can add them to the platform.
We also welcome a new developer to the OpenSpending team, Lucas Ansei. He will be responsible for the next system implementations.
Our latest publications
- We published our Manifesto on Transparency, written by Heloisa Pait (sociologist and UNESP teacher, Open Knowledge Brazil consulting adviser) and by Everton Zanella Alvarenga (Open Knowledge Brazil deliberative adviser). Check the Manifesto on this site.
- “Elections and the opportunity of citizens greater engagement with their representatives” – Written by Ariel Kogan, CEO of Open Knowledge Brazil, and Ana Carolina Evangelista, Management and Public Policies teacher at EAESP/FGV and International Relations teacher at PUC-SP, for Nexo Jornal.
- “An Open Knowledge Brazil retrospective and the following steps” – In this text, Ariel Kogan, CEO of Open Knowledge Brazil (OkBr) looks back, tells about the current issues and provides a long and medium term perspective of the organisation.
– Trip to Estonia, digital government laboratory.
In July, Ariel Kogan and Thiago Rondon (Open Spending coordinator and Adviser for Open Knowledge Brazil) travelled to Estonia to learn about their experience with e-government, e-vote, data security and administration. The trip was supported by Fundacion Avina, in the context of EuVoto (I vote) project.
– OKBr participation in the Berlin International Open Knowledge leadership course by Rufus Pollock. The participation in this meeting was also possible thanks to Fundacion Avina support.
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Lastly, OK Brasil is in the process of planning ahead. We initiated a new strategic planning process for the chapter for 2016-2018. The goal is to validate what was built in previous stages in order to increase new contributions to present the first OKBr planning document from 2016 to 2018.
Have a look at the Open Knowledge Brazil retrospective and next steps and let us know what you think. We are looking forward to hearing from the global community and connecting more with what others are up to. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more live updates!