International development cooperation and humanitarian aid in the age of mobile technology, open data and social media:
In a networked society, information and communication technologies enable us to organise ourselves and our activities in new ways. It alters the way we create, collaborate, learn and mobilise as well as who can participate and decide. Transparency and openness help us share, recycle and re-use and as a result lead to fairer use of scarce resources.
In international development cooperation more actors and stakeholders can take part in programmes and services for disadvantaged people. This leads to both an urge to adapt as well as opportunities to improve and expand.
“Open Development” embraces these developments to have more impact, to be more inclusive, to empower, and to make unheard voices heard. We want to work towards a level playing field in the political, corporate and social arena.