What Twitter was saying at ogpbelfast
The Twitter-sphere came alive last week when the Building Change Trust hosted a seminar on the potential implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Northern Ireland.
Under the hashtag #ogpbelfast those who attended the event at the Riddel Hall shared their experiences and here are just a few of the key discussion points. Do you agree? Get in touch @ChangeTrust:
Nicola McCrudden @nicmccrudden: How can we promote and encourage public participation in Gov? Big question, big challenge but we're up for it. #ogpbelfast@ChangeTrust
Paul Smyth @Wiseabap: Learning about the movement for Open Government around the world from @TimJHughes Wonder is there anyone from NI govt here? #ogpbelfast
Patrick Corrigan @PatrickCorrigan: Nat O'Connor of @TASCblog says there is slow but steady progress twds open government in RoI but advises: "it's a long game." #ogpbelfast
BuildingChangeTrust @ChangeTrust: @TimJHughes tech is great enabler but #opengov doesn't have to be techie - don't forget face to face engagement #ogpbelfast
Vol Arts Ireland @V_Arts_Ireland: We're at #ogpbelfast today - good to see the open government movement in Northern Ireland #voluntaryartsweek
YouthnetNI @YouthnetNI : Patrick Corrigan reminds us of OFMDFM record in releasing information yet public commitment to transparency!!#ogpbelfast@ChangeTrust
Paul Smyth @Wiseabap : Catalogue of failures from @niexecutive says @PatrickCorrigan - eg lack of sexual orientation strategy #ogpbelfast
Brian Cleland @briancleland: Civic Forum would be start. MT @ShriekingGreek: @PatrickCorrigan "open govt" is oxymoron in NI. If only GFA properly implemented #ogpbelfast
John McManus @johnmcmanus1986 : @Lisamcelherron 'I'm excited about open government+more specifically open data +the potential to develop evidence based policy' #ogpbelfast
@CorryCommunity:@mickfealty @PatrickCorrigan @ChangeTrust involvement of the individual/the people is critical #ogpbelfast@ChangeTrust
Stephen Gray @StephenGray: RT @ChangeTrust: Q from @nigelmckinney - should we set up NI OGP network for civil society? Resounding yes from panellists #ogpbelfast
Over the coming months the Trust will play a key role in supporting this progress. For further information on the Trust’s work in this area, keep up to date by clicking here or follow us on Twitter @ChangeTrust.