Thursday, September 19th, 2019
11AM - 12:30PM
“Next-Generation Data Assemblages for Enhanced Citizen Participation in Sustainable Development” at CODATA 2019
The “Next-Generation Data Assemblages for Enhanced Citizen Participation in Sustainable Development” session, co-organized by UNU-CS and UNU-FLORES, aims to unpack the complex dynamics, investigate the key issues, and highlight the lessons and best practices from case studies of data-driven engagement and participation of citizens and the public. The session considers case studies from the various domains and scenarios of data use towards sustainable development, including citizen science, community-based monitoring, crowdsourced science, and data-driven citizen engagement.
Some of the relevant questions/investigations in this session include:
The mechanisms for amplifying the Human Data Interaction imperatives of legibility, agency and negotiability (Mortier et al, 2014)
The quality assurance frameworks associated with the use of citizen-generated data and citizen science.
Unpacking the dynamics of citizen participation towards the goals of empowerment, engagement, and mutual beneficiation.
Data infrastructures for citizen participation and exploring issues of privacy, data provenance, data quality, and security.
Design principles for successful citizen science projects