Following the success of last year’s guidance consultations, the IATI technical team is inviting the IATI Community to join the third guidance webinar on 1st April. We’ll be reviewing the newly improved IATI results and conditions guidance and discussing what ‘recommendations’ should be included. You don’t need to have participated in the previous webinars to contribute. The deadline to sign-up is Friday 13th of March.
What will the webinar cover?
The IATI technical team has rewritten and added additional content to existing IATI Standard guidance currently published on the Activity and Organisation overview pages on reference.iatistandard.org. This webinar will look specifically at the result and conditions elements. We want you to review the content of the new pages and provide feedback:
Review pieces of additional guidance
Highlight and suggest areas of the guidance which could be better explained
Provide use cases for IATI data where relevant
If you are interested in helping us, please send an e-mail to email@example.com indicating if you would like to join the webinar and / or the review process. We will share the guidance to be reviewed and commented on with participants before the webinars.
Why rewrite IATI Standard guidance?
The IATI technical team is undertaking this process as part of our ongoing project to consolidate and improve the guidance documentation and make it available on the IATI Standard website, which was launched in 2018.
We hope to:
Ensure the overview guidance pages are written in a user-friendly language to help data publishers and users better understand the IATI Standard
Add additional guidance for publishers to help improve the consistency of data published to IATI
We have split the overview guidance pages into various groups. Further guidance pages will be reviewed throughout the year.
Webinar 3 Wednesday 1 April 3.30pm - 4.30pm UK time. This webinar will cover three pages of guidance covering results and conditions.
Upcoming webinar 4 (tbc). This webinar will cover three pages of guidance, covering identifiers, converting currencies and extending the standard (namespaces). More details coming soon.
If you are keen to review the updated guidance but cannot attend the webinar, you can still add your voice by providing written feedback. The webinar will be recorded and can be sent to you to listen. Please let us know.
Sign-up by Friday 13th of March
To sign-up please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you are interested in being part of the process and state if you can attend. We encourage you to share this invitation with relevant people in your networks.
Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to working with you on this important piece of work!