Tag: Africa

4 open data lessons from reporting the Panama Papers in Africa

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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Poor Data Affects Africa’s Ability To Make The Right Policy Decisions

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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2015: triumphs, setbacks and the way forward for the Web in Africa

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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Open data for agricultural innovation at GFIA Africa

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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“How to get the best out of open data: tips and tools on African Statistics Day” in Code For Africa

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 »

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“The losing battle against corruption: why open data is important for Africa” in Code For Africa

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 »

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Africa Open Data Conference – presentations

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:

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Open Data in Senegal

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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Agriculture and Nutrition session at Africa Open Data Conference

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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ICFJ Knight roundup: Fellows discuss African open data revolution in Tanzania

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.

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