Siddharth Hande, one of our researchers was recently invited to present at the 2nd installment of the Exposing Data Series, which was organized by Tactical Technology Collective and the Centre for Internet & Society in Bangalore. This event focused on questions around data ownership, open government data and community-based data aggregation. It also aimed to explore the various levels of data collection, the movement of data and its exchange, its representation, and dissemination in different contexts. More on this event here.
His presentation was based on case studies that focused on initiating discussion around the following questions.
Is there a disconnect between government collected data and what is needed to actually promote accountability in urban service delivery at the ward level?
What can citizens do?
How do we integrate community created data into spatial planning?
Is the kind of data that is sought out by the government (data that is considered ‘useful’) dictated by certain knowledge and planning paradigms?