Radically Open Recovery
It is hard to think about 'life after COVID' but this crisis will pass, and right now we have an opportunity to think about what that post-pandemic world could look like. There is an emphasis on getting 'back to normal' and/or 'building back better.' At ODI Leeds, we have been working with a variety of organisations - and even collectives of organisations - to start exploring how we can use data and innovation to help define and create this recovery. Building on this work, we want to get more people together to get involved so that the recovery process is fair and sustainable for everyone.
On 22 October 2020, we hosted an open, online working session about creating this 'radically open recovery' process, the first in a series. We wanted to gauge interest and appetite for this topic, and see who might want to be involved. With public sector, private sector, third sector, and more already engaged and thinking about the future, this is an unprecedented opportunity to work in collaborative ways and think about a better future.
With support, these Radically Open Recovery sessions are currently running once a month so please keep an eye out for announcements of upcoming dates. An easy way to stay informed would be to join our mailing list.
Register for the next working session
Hosted monthly. Next session is currently set for 13 January 2021.
Launch blog post
What we want to do, why we're doing it, who is already involved, and why you should get involved too.
New sessions and speakers
19 November 2020
After the success and interest of the first session, we are hosting some more with some new guests.
Open collab doc
Notes from each session, plus an opportunity to add your own links, thoughts, etc
Watch Session 1
22 October 2020
The first online working session is available to watch back via YouTube.
Watch Session 2
25 November 2020
With guest speakers: Sarah Longlands, IPPR North; and Paul Swinney, Centre for Cities.
ODI Leeds Projects
ODI Leeds has been collaborating with Icebreaker One on Project Cygnus specifically around a NetZero recovery.
Started during the height of the UK lockdown in Mar 2020, #OpenDataSavesLives has grown and continues to highlight data challenges and successes.
A consortium of organisations that want to pool resources and data so they can support others with recovery.