Experiences in open government: how civic technology and cross-sector dialogue can contribute to knowledge societies

Part of the MIT-Brazil Exchange Series.
We will hear from MIT and Brazilian researchers, recipients of an MIT-Brazil program's Lemann Seed Fund grant for early stage collaboration. In this conversation they will share experiences from two projects in Brazil that bring together different sectors to address problems through the use of citizen data collection tools and innovative ways to access public information. The collaborators will also share some of the key findings from Promise Tracker and Caring for my Neighborhood.
We will recruit MIT students interested in going to Brazil this summer as part of this project.