Crowdsourcing Global Knowledge about Democratic Innovations — An introduction to Pariticipedia
Monday, October 19 at 7:00 – 8:00pm ET
Join us in a discussion of how diverse networks of researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, and activists are documenting and sharing insights into democratic innovations throughout the world. By “democratic innovations” we mean any actions or methods that:
- Get people involved in problem solving and decision making about shared challenges,
- Bring people together as a community using participatory engagement methods,
- Instill democratic values such as inclusion, trust, and respect.
This session includes a brief introduction to the project’s goals and a quick tour of the www.participedia.net platform. The session’s centerpiece will be a discussion led by two project partners whose work focuses on the Global South. They will illustrate how Participedia is an effective tool for introducing everyone from students to mid-career professionals to the theory and practice of democratic innovations.
Session participants will also meet in small groups to share ideas about how Participedia might be useful in their work.
Participedia’s mission is to strengthen and mobilize knowledge about democratic innovations throughout the world. It does its work through diverse global networks of researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists who collaborate through an open source model for crowdsourcing and organizing data on www.participedia.net.