Re: Request to represent the MIU

From: S Moonesamy <>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 03:21:54 -0700

Hi Om,
At 02:15 AM 8/7/2015, OMDEEP GOKHOOL wrote:
>I received a reply from Ms Kathleen Fox, Public Affairs Officer. She
>is hoping to host a speaker (please find her details below) from the
>US in the late September. She wants some ideas on how we can get
>people who are interested in "Open Government" from various sectors.
>She is inviting me for a meeting next week to discuss about it. I
>was asked to suggest a date and time for the meeting. If you guys
>have any queries or suggestions please send me. It will be nice to
>hear from others in this mailing list before I reply to the Officer.

Thank you for the above information.

You did not mention the objective of the event. For example, how
will it help me gain access to government data which is currently unavailable?

I am familiar with "Open Government" and "Open Government Data". It
would be interesting to listen to a talk by a person knowledgeable
about Freedom of Information law. I would prefer if the talk relates
to Mauritius. You may have noticed during the Open Data workshop
that some initiatives which work well in the United States would not
work in Mauritius as there are other (local) constraints.

You could suggest to Ms Fox to invite some local journalists and a
representative from government to participate in a discussion where
the focus is on the issues affecting requesters of information and
the government agencies providing the information.

S. Moonesamy
Received on Fri Aug 07 2015 - 10:24:02 PST

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