In March this year we reported how our open data team in Africa has rolled up its sleeves to find out how open data can change lives for the better on the continent. One of the projects supported was the …

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African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. This is why Kenya-based African Population Health Research …

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As we say farewell to 2015, Africa Regional Director Nnenna Nwakanma reflects on the state of the Web in Africa.   What a year for the Web in Africa. Here at the Web Foundation, I’ve watched events unfold across the continent impacting …

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GODAN is excited to participate and present at the 3rd PAFO Continental Briefing and the Open Technology Forum at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture – GFIA Africa. 3rd PAFO Continental Briefing presentation The Briefing is organised by the Pan African …

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Better data for better lives. That is the theme for this year’s African Statistics Day. Since its inception by the United Nations Economic… Continue reading on Medium »

The biggest disease of all is not a disease. It’s corruption. But there’s a vaccine for that too. It’s called transparency – Bono, TED 2013 Continue reading on Medium »

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”]

Open Data in Senegal The Senegalese Government showcased its commitment towards establishing an Open Data policy by hosting a workshop with the theme “open access to geospatial data to help the government meet basic social services,” which took place in …

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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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Journalism Education Knight International Media Innovators Digital Journalism Fellows talk civic tech and open data in Africa, mapping media organizations in South America, big news for a recent fellow and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.