tagged_2017_dark_green_CMYK (002)TAG 2017 will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 6-9 March 2017.

This four day meeting will be a fantastic opportunity to meet both technical and political experts in the field of development and data exchange, as well as producers and users of IATI data from all over the world to exchange information and ideas on using and improving IATI data.

Looking forward to seeing you all in March for another great TAG meeting! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email the Secretariat on TAG@iatistandard.org.

Useful information:

Registration

Registration for the TAG meeting 2017 is now closed and we are at full capacity. If you have registered but have not received logistics information please email the IATI Secretariat on TAG@iatistandard.org.

Agenda

The agenda is now available online. As at previous TAG meetings, we are using Sched for the agenda so that participants can register for specific sessions and create their own bespoke schedule, as well as seeing who else is attending and making connections. All participants should receive an email invitation to register for a Sched account (if you already have one then you should be able to just log in). If you’re leading a session then you can manage the description and upload documents and links.

We’re also planning some fun social events so everyone can get to know each other in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

In preparation for the Standards Day, papers on a selection of topics are available on Discuss. We strongly encourage you to share thoughts and ideas so we can go into the workshop with a clear sense of where there is consensus and where we still need to do some more work.

View and comment on all TAG 2017 consultation papers.

Structure of the meeting

The TAG meeting will be spread over four days from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th March 2017 and is structured as follows:

Day 1 – Monday 6th March
Community Day

An opportunity for those new to IATI, particularly from partner country governments and CSOs, and potential data users to learn more about IATI from more experienced members of the community. There will be opportunities to bring specific data use questions and get bespoke advice from experts as well as a chance to learn about tools and approaches from across the community.
Audience – everyone!

Days 2 & 3 – Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th March
‘Traditional’ TAG

A mixture of workshops, marketplaces and plenary sessions pitched at different audiences – from technical to political, comms to advocacy.
Audience – everyone!

Day 4 – Thursday 9th March
Standards Day

An opportunity for IATI ‘super users’ to come together to resolve in detail some of the thornier issues we all encounter (double counting and traceability, for example) and work collaboratively towards establishing firm rules or guidelines for the community.
Audience – ‘super users’ with a close understanding of the IATI Standard.

Venue and accommodation

Registered participants should have received details of accommodation and how to book. Please secure your accommodation as soon as possible.

Financed participants will have flights and accommodation arranged for them by the Secretariat.

Visas

If you need a visa for your trip to Tanzania we encourage you to make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible. A visa may be obtained at any United Republic of Tanzania mission or consulate OR on arrival at all designated entry points. Please see the list of countries whose nationals require a visa.

Should you need of a letter of invitation to support your visa application and facilitate a smooth entry to Tanzania for the TAG meeting, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing TAG@iatistandard.org.

TAG Chair nomination and election process

The time has come to hold elections for the position of TAG Chair, in accordance with the IATI Standard Operating Procedures (para 5.3). A big thank you to current Chair, John Adams, for all his hard work on behalf of the community. Since his election in 2014, John has been a tireless supporter and advocate for the IATI and we sincerely hope he continues a high level of engagement in the TAG going forward.

Please submit your nominations using this form by 18:00 GMT on Friday 24th February, ensuring you have sought permission from the nominee. An election will then take place at the TAG meeting in March.

The TAG Chair is a member of the IATI Governing Board and their role is:

  • To represent the views of TAG members to the IATI Members’ Assembly.
  • To ensure that the work of the Secretariat is credible and of high quality, respected and valued by IATI members and external stakeholders.
  • To ensure that TAG’s work reflects the priorities of partner country and CSO stakeholders.

To assist in this work, the TAG Chair consults, facilitates and engages with the IATI technical community to inform policy decision-making through IATI’s governing bodies. As a member of the Governing Board, they must abide by the Code of Conduct.

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