Chapel Hill, North Carolina and San Diego, California have launched new open data projects. For the Chapel Hill portal, the city partnered with the local public library system to provide datasets about library use. In addition, the city has included …

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The 2015 Africa Open Data Conference took place in Dar Es Salaam, in Tanzania, in September 2015. The presentations have been published, and a selection are previewed here: [gview file=”http://dd7.000.myftpupload.com//wp-content/uploads/2015/10/PRESIDENT-SPEECH-DURING-OPENING-OF-AFRICA-OPEN-DATA-CONFERENCE-00000002.pdf”]

Some 450 policy makers, government officials, academics, development practitioners, and representatives from civil society and the private sector from 39 countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the first-ever Africa Open Data Conference. During the event, earlier this month, …

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At the inaugural Africa Open Data Conference (AODC), which took place in Dar es Salaam between 2nd – 5th September, GODAN brought partners and interested participants together for the first major opportunity to discuss open data for agriculture and nutrition …

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DAR ES SALAAM, September 3, 2015—More than 400 representatives from government, academia, private industry, civil society, and international organizations have gathered in Dar es Salaam for a two-day conference to share experiences and best practices to promote the production and …

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Over the next couple of days, we’re looking forward to discussing open data tools with attendees of the Africa Open Data Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Every day, more and more data is added to the open data ecosystem …

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The Africa Open Data Conference is underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I had the privilege to manage the first session of the pre-conference programme, entitled “Understanding Open Data.” This session was focused on bringing on board the members of …

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[Summary: reflections on responses to the GODAN discussion paper on agricultural open data, ownership and the commons – posted ahead of Africa Open Data Conference GODAN sessions] Photo Credit – CC-BY – South Africa Tourism Key points We need to …

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The Open Institute in conjunction with the PEPFAR–MCC Partnership is organising a session at the Africa Open Data Conference that shall be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2nd to 5th September 2015. The three-hour session shall be held …

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By: Chris Addison, Tim Davies, Ana Brandusescu and Ben Schaap Next week will see the first continent-wide Africa Open Data Conference: bringing together governments, technologists and innovators from across the continent and beyond to explore the promise and reality of …

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