OKFN Meeting (20th July, 2014)

Every Sunday meetup between community members of OKFN (Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal) taken place in smart samaj office at usual time. Today 20th July, 2014 it was special day because our OKFN members Prakash Neupane and Kshitiz khanal were back after attending OKF festival which was held in Germany from July 15-17.

All members are curious to know about the event they attend. Program was started by Prakash Neupane giving small brief about experience he had got from attending the OKF festival. After Prakash, Kshitiz start to tell his story about OKF festival what he has done there, what he learned and how we can initiate those idea here in Nepal.

Next, members discuss about how members can make OKFN more strong and make openspending nepal to a platform so it can be useful for every local and international person. Prakash raise a question for making openspending nepal as a platform who are our target, who are our data generator and who are our intermediate person. Each individual members had same question and answer so members were divided into four groups with three members in each team.

Group A: Kshitiz, Rajesh and Rajendra
Group B: Suroj, Firoj and Pukar
Group C: Utsav, Mausam and Subham
Group D Prantik, Surendra and Milan
Data Generator User Intermediate Group
VDC GOvernment Official Journalist A
DDO Civil society Org. Our Network A
M.O.F GEneral public NGO, INGO A
Muncipality Journalist Political personal A
NGO’s, INGO’s NGOs. INGOs   A
Government budies International MEdia   A
Research PErson Data Enthusiast   A
MOF GEneral public Media House B
DDO Media House Journalist B
VDC Journalist Officials of Organization B
Muncipality Business Organization B
NGO, INGo NGOs. INGOs   B
business Office Developers   B
DDO General Public Journalist C
VDC GOvernment Official NGO, INGO C
Muncipality International MEdia Local OFficer C
M.O.F Organizations   C
  Media   C
Muncipality Public Media House D
DDC GOvernment Official Reporter D
VDC NGOs. INGOs   D
NGOS     D

Second, Group B listed M.O.F, D.D.O, V.D.C, Muncipality, NGO, INGO and Business office as data generator. Equally General public, Media House, Journalist, Business Organization, NGO, INGO, and Developers as user and Media House, Journalist and Officials of Organization as Intermediate.

Third Group C listed D.D.O, V.D.C, Muncipality and M.O.F as Data generator. Similarly General Public, Government Official, International Media, Organization and Media as user. After Journalist, NGO, INGO and local officer as intermediate.

Finally Group D select Muncipality, D.D.C, V.D.C and N.G.O as data generator. Public, Government Official, NGO and INGO as user plus Media house and reporter as intermediate.

As soon as the completion of group decision we had our key data generator for openspending Nepal are V.D.C, D.D.O, M.O.F and Municipality office. Likewise our main user are government officers and general public lastly the important part for openspending Nepal are intermediate bodies journalist and media house by whom they can help us to reach our platform and message to general public and government bodies.

After completion and analyzing result we wrap up for the day and fixed our next meeting same day same time with pre-event data class discussion for Islington College.