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9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

Tuesday 1st October
The Europa Hotel, Belfast
See website for details

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Comber Greenway Task Day

Saturday 5th October
Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast
Free

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NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place–shaping and Place–making in NI

Tuesday 8th October
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
£60

Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2019

Tuesday 8th October
La Mon, Belfast
See website for details

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Citigroup Environmental Expo

Thursday 10th October
Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Free

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Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 12th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

Saturday 19th October
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Maintaining a Young Hedge

Sunday 20th October
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

The Future of Food Packaging

Monday 21st October
CAFRE Loughry Campus, Cookstown BT80 9AA
Free

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Inaugural QUB Sustainability Lecture

Wednesday 23rd October
Peter Froggatt Centre/0G/007, Queen’s University Belfast
Free

Water Framework Directive Stakeholder Conference 2019

Wednesday 23rd October
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
Free

CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

Thursday 24th October
Magilligan Field Centre

Enough is Enough – The Rise and Rise of Food Poverty

Friday 25th October
TBC, Belfast
Free

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Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019

Monday 28th October
Royal Society, London
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Open Government Network NI

NIOGN

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is an alliance of individual citizens and representatives of voluntary/community organisations with the following vision:

“To contribute to delivering more open, transparent and accountable government that empowers citizens to shape decisions that impact on their lives.”

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Purpose

The purpose of the network is to actively engage a broad and diverse group of citizens and organisations in advocating for more open government in Northern Ireland. In association with the global Open Government Partnership initiative, the Network aims to contribute to broadening participation in government; increasing transparency and the availability of, and access to, data; enhancing accountability; improving policy making; delivering better service provision and increasing confidence in government. The Network aims to work in genuine collaboration with the Northern Ireland Executive and government Departments.

Background

In May 2014, Building Change Trust began exploring the viability of establishing an Open Government Network in Northern Ireland. Following a piece of exploratory research and a series of events the Northern Ireland Open Government Network was established in November 2014. Members then engaged in a facilitated action–planning process and elected a temporary steering committee to serve until the end of the year. The Building Change Trust committed to fund the network’s activity for an initial 24 month period starting from July 2015. Additionally the Northern Ireland Environment Link was appointed to act as Secretariat for the NIOGN during this period, following an open tender process.

Getting Involved

Those interested in becoming a member of the network should lodge an expression of interest with the NIOGN secretariat. Forms can be accessed here. Please download and complete the form, and send it via e–mail to: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org

The best way to get involved in the activities of the NIOGN is to sign up to the UK Open Government Forum, and to the specific Northern Ireland mailing list. This blog provides regular progress updates, news and notes of meetings, and points of view from members of the Open Government Network, as well as relevant links and events. To sign up, please click here.

Follow us on Twitter here.

Visit the UK Open Government Network website here.

NI Open Government Pioneers Project

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The NI Open Government Network is working in partnership with networks in England, Scotland and Wales to build the capacity of citizens and civil society to use open government approaches to progress the Sustainable Development Goals.

It will aim to secure government actions and commitments at the devolved UK nation level by mobilising civil society and citizens using open government approaches.

For more information on the NI Open Government Pioneers Project, please click here.

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