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Africa Open Data Collaboration Fund: what has happened since Dar es Salaam 2015?
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(By David Opoku – Open Knowledge International ) Almost a year ago in Dar es Salaam, the first Africa Open Data Conference brought together information activists, government officials and technologists to push forward an ambitious agenda for open data on … Read More

East African Open Data Fest: how research can support the regional community
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An amazing group of government leaders, civic tech, private sector and researchers gathered for the East African Open Data Fest in Nairobi. The vibrancy of the event and number of initiatives shows the progress made in the African open data … Read More

Open data research creating new advocates across Global South
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This blog has been reposted from our Partners, the Web Foundation. The ‘Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries’ (ODDC) research project was a pre-cursor projectfor what has now become the Open Data for Development network – … Read More

Putting research into practice: Training academics to use Open Data as OER: An experience from Uruguay
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This blog has been reposted from the Thoughts on Open Education blog, and was authored by Javiera Atenas (@jatenas). This blog outlines recent educational efforts supported by the OD4D network. Last week Chiara Ciociola, Manuel Podetti  and myself – with the help from OD4D and ILDA that … Read More

What is the vital data infrastructure for agriculture?
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Announcing a public consultation on an Agriculture Sector Package for the Open Data Charter Consultation live Friday July 15, 2016 As populations continue to grow and climate change threatens agricultural productivity, achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal of global … Read More

Engage with OD4D! Upcoming Opportunities
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Calling all open data enthusiasts: the Open Data for Development Network and our partners have some great opportunities for researchers, coordinators, leaders, and institutions over the summer. Whether you’re a researcher with a passion for open and resilient cities, a … Read More

Call for Proposals: Africa Open Data Network Research Coordination
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THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED The global open data community is just starting to build robust research on the impact of open data in solving sustainable development challenges. We are excited that dozens of African organizations demonstrated interest in working … Read More

Tracking our progress towards the Data Revolution: 2015 OD4D Annual Report
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It’s been just over a year since the Open Data for Development program co-hosted the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada in May 2015. At the time, the program had recently merged with the World Bank’s “Partnership on Open … Read More

Open Data for Development and the Open Elections in Burkina
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Led by the Open Data Institute (ODI), the Open Data for Development network has worked with the government of Burkina Faso in the past two years to establish their national open data initiative. In early 2015, the Burkina Open Data … Read More

IODC 2016: Expanding the International Open Data Roadmap
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The international open data community has reached a new level of momentum. Collaborations across sectors and borders are launching at an astonishing pace and a shared roadmap for the role of open data has begun to emerge: Mexico, Canada, the … Read More

ODI and OD4D renew plans to strengthen Southern Open Data Leadership in 2016
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In 2016, ODI  and OD4D aims to expand previous efforts to support officials from developing countries. Building on the findings of the 2015 OD4D programme, this project will explore  how to embed, at scale, the change to open government data … Read More

OD4D and Open Knowledge International announce plans for 2016
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In 2016, Open Knowledge International will continue to work with the Open Data for Development programme towards the realization of a global open data agenda more explicitly focused on data needs and realities of communities in developing countries. Learnings from the past two … Read More

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