Thursday, July 8, 2010

“Access to Information Policy and Open Data Initiative KDC Training-Workshop”

Knowledge and Information Resource Network Director Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan and Knowledge for Development (KDC) Knowledge Facilitator Mr. Ronaldo Sumait attended the “Access to Information Policy and Open Data Initiative KDC Training-Workshop” held in Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City last June 21, 2010. The activity aimed to (a) Discuss the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy and Open Data Initiative, (b) Get feedback, address concerns and issues regarding maximizing access under the Policy and the Initiative and (c) Train KDC staff on handling requests for Access to Information and on guiding researchers on the use of the Open Access Data Catalog (

Ms. Moira Enerva explicated the Access to Information Policy

The participants

Dr. Tanguilan of SPUP expounded some roles of the KDC in disseminating information to the society

Mary Gautier, the World Bank (WB) Portfolio and Operations Manager and Access to Information (AI) Focal Person cordially received the participants from the eleven (11) KDCs and regional depository libraries across the nation. Ms. Moira Enerva, the WB-KDC Public Information, External relations discussed AI’s disclosure and access. Meanwhile, Open Data Initiative was introduced by Vince Abrigo, the External Relations of WB-Philippines. The participants were given a hands-on and simulation exercises after which the KDC information sharing for AI and Open Data activity planning was initiated. The workshop ended with the presentation of activity plans of each KDC and a closing remark by Nor Gonzales of WB-Philippines.

Ms. Nor Gonzales of WB-Philippines delivered her closing remarks

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