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My Better Country Hackathon #13 Road Hero: Collaboration for Road Safety

Project on Open and Innovative Government in Thailand: The HACKATHON DAY

The Office of the Public Sector Development Commission or the OPDC has continuously moved forward to establish the open government in Thailand and promoted the public participation in many activity formats for the development of the public sector. With the guideline of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), the OPDC has developed the indicators to measure the increase of civic participation in the country’s policy-making process.

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Poster PR Hackathon Day OPDC 11-Nov-2023
Poster PR Hackathon Day OPDC 11-Nov-2023

In doing so, the OPDC has implemented a public forum series under the title of “MY BETTER COUNTRY HACKATHON” for 12 times. The series aims at collecting people’s opinions for public sector development and providing a platform for sharing experiences and ideas. There have been over 1,000 participants attending this forum series. Over 73 models/prototypes were proposed by participants for the OPDC to expand further and convey to related state agencies. Among them, there are 48 that have been actualised and truly implemented. Examples are models of the forest management system for the Royal Forest Department, the public motorcycle service enhancement for the Land Transport Department, the Chat-Bot for citizens to give clues or hints about drug dealing for the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, and etc.

 

In 2022, the OPDC with the support of KAS Thailand organized the 12th MY BETTER COUNTRY HACKATHON under the theme "Voicing Ideas for Transforming Public Services to Meet Citizens' Needs." The hackathon involved three partners, including the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Minister of Social Development and Human Security, and the Department of Older Persons. It aimed to engage the public and various stakeholders in collecting feedback for the development of three government-related topics. These topics included: Empowering Older Persons, Social Welfare for All, and Government Hotline and Website 1111. This event attracted over 80 participants from various sectors, including students, private sector representatives, and government officials. The entire event spanned eight hours, during which six proposed models for developing public services were presented and discussed. All solutions are currently in the planning stage for collaborative implementation among relevant agencies.

 

To mobilise the Open Government in Thailand more effectively, inclusively and continuously, the OPDC therefore plans to organise a series of events in this year that will harvest experts’ recommendations and opinions from every sector especially the citizens for the public sector development. The event series will consist of many activities. First, two half-day workshops with experts will provide consultations about the current situations and the happening solutions. Then, a one-day hackathon will gather opinions, feedbacks, and suggestions from every sector related about social issue that affects everyone in society such as focusing on road accident prevention, which is a challenging issue of Thailand due to the high number of daily fatalities and injuries as well as significant losses in terms of property, time, and opportunities. Finally, another half-day workshop will compile all findings and ideas into policy recommendations for involved state agencies’ further innovative developments of the public services on the road safety issue. In addition, there will also be productions of PR materials and analysis report for this project.

 

With the above-mentioned, the HACKATHON DAY will be held on 11 November 2023 with the following agenda.

Program

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:20 Opening

  • The moderator (Mr. Thaksin Bamrungthai) explains the origin of the activity goals and objectives
  • Opening ceremony: video clip of the welcome remarks by the executives of relevant agencies and network organisations

09:20 - 10:00 Understanding contexts of road safety

Speaker and Group Leader list
  • Panuwat Sajjaviriyakul, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Pattrapa Vejpattarasiri, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Thanapong Jinvong, Secretary-general of Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Pennapa Pornsupikul, Head of Academic Department, Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Dararat Changduang, Researcher, Road Safety Policy Foundation

10:00 - 10:15 Morning break

10:15 - 12:00 Developing ideas and prototypes

Speaker and Group Leader list
  • Panuwat Sajjaviriyakul, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Pattrapa Vejpattarasiri, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Thanapong Jinvong, Secretary-general of Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Pennapa Pornsupikul, Head of Academic Department, Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Dararat Changduang, Researcher, Road Safety Policy Foundation

 

Assistant of Speaker and Group Leader list

  • Watthanadanai Thananchai Researcher and coordinator, The Development of a road accident database system for managing road accident solutions of the Royal Thai Police Project
  • Chonticha Lekbai Academic coordination officer, Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Wichian Tala
  • Kanokwan Meeprom
  • Siraphob Wongsanan

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 14:45 Developing ideas and prototypes (continued) and mentoring session

Speaker and Group Leader list
  • Panuwat Sajjaviriyakul, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Pattrapa Vejpattarasiri, Co-founder of Nudge Thailand
  • Thanapong Jinvong, Secretary-general of Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Pennapa Pornsupikul, Head of Academic Department, Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Dararat Changduang, Researcher, Road Safety Policy Foundation

 

Assistant of Speaker and Group Leader list

  • Watthanadanai Thananchai Researcher and coordinator, The Development of a road accident database system for managing road accident solutions of the Royal Thai Police Project
  • Chonticha Lekbai Academic coordination officer, Road Safety Policy Foundation
  • Wichian Tala
  • Kanokwan Meeprom
  • Siraphob Wongsanan

14:45 - 15:00 Afternoon break

15:00 - 16:00 Idea presentation session

- Introducing commentators

Commentator list

  • Director-General or representative of Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior
  • Permanent Secretary or representative of the Ministry of Transport
  • Director-General or representative of Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health
  • Governor of Bangkok or representative
  • Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo Honorary President of ITS-TH Association (iTIC foundation)


- Presenting idea (6 minutes for each team)


- Commentators give suggestions (4 minutes for each team)

16:00 - 16:30 Closing ceremony and taking commemorative photos together

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Thai Health Promotion Foundation
99/8 Soi Ngamdupli, Sathorn,
10120 Bangkok
Thailand

Publication

Recommendations for Improvement of Public Services: Collaboration for Thailand’s Better Road Safety: Project on Open and Innovative Government in Thailand
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Contact

Orapan Suwanwattanakul

Orapan Suwanwattanakul

Project Manager

Orapan.Suwanwattanakul@kas.de +66 (0) 2 714 1207 +66 2 714 1307

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