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COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of data infrastructure to ensure effective data sharing (data quality, validation, matching, use of identifiers), as well as the effectiveness of using digital tools and practices to deliver important, cross-government services. As part of the UK government’s response to the pandemic, five government departments came together to set up a National Shielding Service to deliver care and food supplies to approximately 2.2m people in England who we...

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#SmartNationTogether is a joint effort between the Singapore Government and Smart Nation Ambassadors, consisting of community and corporate volunteers. Since #SmartNationTogether was launched in June 2020, more than 70 unique programmes have been presented by 40 partners with more than 6,000 participants engaged. It has also built a following of more than 12,000. Facebook engagement on #SmartNationTogether has also achieved more than 600 “likes” since Jun 2020.

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Inicitiva lanzada el 24 de abril en el marco de la cuarentena a causa del COVID-19 impuesta por el gobierno del Paraguay para relevar en un solo espacio, soluciones tecnológicas, soluciones financieras, medidas tributarias y medidas laborales a tener en cuenta en el contexto de la pandemia.

El mismo se inició con más de una treintena de soluciones para emprendedores y MIPYMES impulsadas desde el sector público y privado, además de otra veintena de medidas tributarias y laborales det...

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Buenos Aires COVID-19 Open Data

As part of its commitment to open data, the city government has made public the datasets it uses to make decisions on its Covid-19 response. The indicators and data presented relate to government actions on the detection, referral, monitoring and isolation of Covid-19 cases; changes in the use of public and private transport; and how public space is being transformed in the city.

www.buenosaires.gob.ar › coronavirus › datos

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• Démocratiser l’accès à la connaissance
• Eviter le décrochage scolaire
• Favoriser la pédagogie différenciée
• Former les équipes pédagogiques aux nouvelles pratiques et à l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies.
• Répondre aux problèmes de rupture de la continuité pédagogique en cas de crise grave ou catastrophe naturelle
• Offrir une structure scolaire et éducative complète (virtuelle) dans les lieux démunis de structure éducative

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2 big things that need to change first: how we govern. change from vertical to horizontal which is virtually incorruptible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Wq4wQ6s5eAKQV1s_uqe8tB1Qo5TmJpgRZmnnmAAhkox4exSmSh87xncU

We intend to make this viral to put this in everyone's heads, you could help if you like.

The other project is to make a gigantic network with and easy to use platform for exchanging ideas, strategies, and solutions, dissemina...

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Adaptación de las actuaciones que las oficinas de empleo han ofrecido a las personas demandantes de empleo en esta situación de pandemia y confinamiento, así como en su posterior vuelta a la normalidad, de manera que ni las limitaciones a la movilidad ni el cierre de las oficinas a la atención al público perjudicaran la atención a nuestros/as demandantes de empleo.
Las medidas puestas en marcha han sido:
-Automatización de la renovación de la demanda de empleo: Petición realiza...

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El Departamento de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, consciente de la gravedad de la situación creada por la propagación del coronavirus, afrontó la puesta en práctica de un plan de actuaciones que ayudasen a mitigar los efectos de la misma.
Las claves de esta actuación han sido:
1.1. Compartir experiencias desarrolladas en los centros educativos aragoneses que pretendían ayudar a proporcionar a alumnado y familias recursos complementarios del currículo.
1.2. Trasladar men...

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El 12 de marzo aún no sabíamos la dimensión que iba a tener la crisis del Covid-19 pero en el LAAAB (Laboratorio de Aragón Gobierno Abierto) sí intuimos la envergadura de la ola social que se iba a desencadenar, por lo que sentimos el deber de crear un dispositivo que canalizara toda esa energía de solidaridad ciudadana. Decidimos que fuera un espacio abierto (a emprendedores, activistas, organizaciones sociales, gobiernos, makers…) y no institucionalizar una respuesta. Tenía que ser ágil ...

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May Day celebrations at the Virtual Helsinki attracted 1,5 million to party at home

Finland's annual May Day celebrations gather yearly tens of thousands of people to the parks in the capital city of Helsinki to celebrate the beginning of the summer season. This year the celebrations took a completely new form.

City of Helsinki encouraged people to stay at home and invited the entire country to a virtual concert in an online version of the capital city. One of Finland’s most...

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Our communities are being hit hard by the Covid19 crisis, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Consequently Europe faces a serious risk of a deep and lasting recession. It is in the interest of both local SMEs, regional and local authorities, local and cooperative banks and private investors to join forces to support SMEs and sustainable local/regional economies. However, how can we maximise the impact of these funds and create a truly sustainable recovery?
The Impac...

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Our communities are being hit hard by the Covid19 crisis, especially small and medium sized enterprises. As a consequence Europe faces a seriousrisk of a deep and lasting recession. It is in the interest of both private investors and regional authorities to join forces to support SMEs. However, how can we maximise the impact of these funds and create a truly sustainable recovery?The Impact Multiplier system is based on a tried and tested platform that will boost recovery by increasing the ...

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"Wendá" (Web + Rendá, the guaraní word for “place”) is the place where we network and connect. It’s a social and digital platform that articulates, promotes, and strengthens government and citizen initiatives during the COVID-19 and beyond.

The platform enables a participatory mapping of people and organizations’ programs, projects, and needs, related to the COVID19 crisis. In just the first two weeks, over 120 initiatives signed up, with many of the groups behind them already start...

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The Toronto Foundation created and funded a distance learning program for high schools that service populations with limited or no access to the internet. In two short weeks, a dial-in phone learning system was set up that connected 500 students with their teachers. The goal was to continue preparing these students for their matriculation exams that will take place in July 2020.

The response was designed to continue providing uninterrupted remedial instruction to high school student...

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African countries have created the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, to offer medical supplies like test kits, protective equipment and potential vaccines through a single online marketplace platform.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said that it “will address shortages and security of supply, ensure price competitiveness and transparency in procurement, reduce logistical delays, simplify payment processes and provide a common platform where governments can access services f...

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The National Lottery UK's Community Fund has created the 'Emerging Future Fund', to help communities move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19, and draw on all the creativity we've seen in communities and across civil society.

As such, they have set up a UK-wide fund of GBP 1 million, with individual grants ranging between GBP 20,000 - 50,000, for organisations to look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the fut...

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MPhil students from Cambridge University organised a hackathon, #CamvsCovid, to seek solutions to problems stemming from COVID-19. Entries focused on local shops, the virtual shopping experience and remote health diagnostics.

Each team entering the event had 72 hours to draft its response to a pressing problem by video and text, and their 750-word text solution went through a juried review process. All the 750-word solutions, which totaled 11 entries, are being assembled into a port...

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Research shows, that employees’ poor mental health causes a drop in productivity by 36% and the rise of sick days. In fact, 50% of Millennials leave jobs because of it.
We believe that employees’ emotional hygiene must become a routine and taken care of by outside professionals. ​That’s why we created AOC – a Mental Gym, an objective partner, that helps to build a habit of exercising emotional fitness, anonymously and safely. Employees can train individually, with a community, or cer...

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Helping the European Parliament to debate and legislate multilingually despite social distancing and travel restrictions.
Normally, the legislative process involves frequent physical meetings between MEPs from all over the continent, with associated travel. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have developed a multilingual remote participation platform to allow them to participate from their constituencies, debating and voting in their own languages with interpretation provided loc...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa created, maintained and hosted by Data Science for Social Impact research group, led by Dr. Vukosi Marivate, at the University of Pretoria.

It is a project creating open data for COVID19 in South Africa. Is led by the Data Science for Social Impact research group and made up of a consortium of volunteers from different spheres of society.

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The entire nation has been affected by the corona-virus but instead of just looking at the negatives this should be seen as a time for finding important and necessary changes and possibilities. The self-quarantine of senior citizens and most of others has expanded digital services as the main and sometimes the only contact method between humans. And as we all know the digital world has not been designed with senior citizens as the top priority.

The main objective of Digital leap f...

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