What a year 2021 has been! Before the holiday frenzy of the upcoming weeks, we wanted to take this time to focus on the milestones and joys, we as an organization are grateful for:
- In August, Natalia Carfi, former Deputy Director was appointed ODC’s new Executive Director.
- In September, we turned 6 and launched the latest iteration of the COVID-19 Data Cards project.
- We welcomed a new team member, our Project Manager, Mercedes de los Santos as well as a new Implementation Working Group co-chair, Darine Benkalha.
- We announced Germany adopting the international open data charter along with Asturias (Spain), Bogota (Colombia), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Valencia (Spain), Castellon (Spain) and Pintos (Spain). We were also very excited to share about our first legislative adopters, Jalisco and Cordoba, and look forward to continuing the conversations we’ve started with potential adopters.
- On our projects side:
- We launched our Open Up Guide for Land Governance and updated our Open Up Guide for Climate Action.
- At the OGP Summit last week, we presented our new Roadmap to Anti-corruption tool , which we co-created with OGP’s MDTF consortium.
- As part of our ‘Caring for Equality’ project with the Buenos Aires City Government, we published a blog.
Thanks to our funders, government adopters, civil society organizations for your trust in the ODC to implement these projects. Without you, our work would not be possible.
Last, but certainly not least, we wanted to leave with you Nati’s personal reflections and the Open Data Charter’s strategy for 2022-2023, which we’ve published. Thank you for our partnership and your participation in shaping our community.
We look forward to more opportunities for openness in 2022!
Wishing you health and joy!
The ODC Board and Team