DataShift at the 3rd International Open Data Conference

The DataShift will be co-convening a session at the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada at 10:30 – 11:30 (local time) this Friday 29 May.

The session, entitled Citizen-generated data, open data and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will explore ways to leverage open data and citizen-generated data to foster the implementation, empowerment and accountability of the SDGs from the bottom-up.

Following a welcome and introduction which connects citizen-generated data, open data and the SDGs from the moderator, UNDP’s Serge Kapto, the event will hear from a diverse range of esteemed speakers via a facilitated discussion with the audience.


  • Dietmar Offenhuber, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
  • Francois Gray, Head of Citizen Science, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, University of Geneva
  • Paula Alzualde, Education and Open Data Manager, Wingu
  • Chukqudozie Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Kate Higgins, Manager, DataShift, CIVICUS

A live webcast of the event is available here.