Resources update: Akvo, EuroDIG 2012…

As suspected, attending this past weekend’s Sweden Social Web Camp unconference in Southern Sweden led to a wealth of discoveries — of likeminded people, worthy causes and new ideas. As a direct result, some new additions to the database:

Under Tools > Tools:

Akvo.org • Non-profit builds open-source web and mobile tools to improve how development aid is allocated and reported. @akvo

(One of the people I connected with is Akvo’s Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson. We ended up running a session together on “Open Data, Open Systems, Open Source: Better democracy?” That’s a rhetorical question, BTW:-)

Under Institutions > The Internet and society:

The Centre for Internet & Society in Bangalore • Critically engages “with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices in the field of Internet and Society, with particular emphasis on South-South dialogues and exchange.” @cis_india

Under Blogs > The politics of digital networks:

Falkvinge &co. on Infopolicy • A founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party hosts a community discussion around information policy. @Falkvinge +Rick Falkvinge

Under Tools > Conferences:

EuroDIG 2012 — the Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance • In Sweden: “An open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance between stakeholders from all over Europe.”