We have exciting news to share with you! As laid out in IATI’s Workplan 2020, approved by the Governing Board in late 2019, the IATI Secretariat will be launching a new digital community platform by the end of the year. IATI’s new platform will be more inclusive with lots of useful new features. Here are a few:
● Automated translations of all posts in multiple language;
● New Communities of Practice where stakeholder groups can discuss their specific open data and IATI needs with their peers;
● General discussions feature (like IATI Discuss!);
● A dedicated resource library and training portal;
Oh no - are IATI Discuss posts disappearing??
No, definitely not. We are working to ensure that all content (live and archived) on Discuss will be transferred to the new platform and Discuss users will smoothly transition onto the new platform with as little change to your user experience as possible.
The Secretariat is working hard to plan this transition and Discuss will not be archived until the new platform has been tested, is up and running and working well. The Secretariat will ensure all Discuss users are able to easily move onto the new platform and inform you accordingly.
Share your views and join user-testing on Thursday November 12th
As some of the most active members of our community, your feedback on the new community platform is very valuable. To that end we would like to invite you to an online user testing workshop of the new platform on Thursday 12th of November 9-10am (NYC), 2-3pm (WAT / UK), 3-4pm (CET). We only have limited spaces as we want to ensure a manageable and interactive workshop. Want to join? Express your interest in this user-testing workshop before November 1st via email@example.com.
The Secretariat is here to help! Please also share your views or comments on the (technical) migration from Discuss to IATI’s new community-platform with me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Facilitator – IATI Secretariat