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Three critical success factors to turn an African Open Data Revolution from vision to reality

In March, Africa formalised its intention to become an open data leader, when ministers from across the continent inked the African Data Consensus, declaring that “official data belong to the people and should be open to all. They should be

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Open Data Institute hails “network thinking” among winners in 2015 awards

The Open Data Institute says it sees signs of “network thinking” in the open-data programmes and startups it acknowledged in its second set of annual awards. CEO Gavin Sparks said “companies that go from closed, through shared, to open data

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Open Data Award 2015 winners announced

MedicinesThe second edition of the Open Data Awards, promoted by the Open Data Institute, held its award ceremony on July 9 at Bloomberg’s London offices on Finsbury Square, with the participation of ODI Founders Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt. As part of the ceremony

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee reveals the world’s most influential open data leaders

The inventor of the World Wide Web is now determined to change the world by encouraging organisations to open up data for public use Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, last night awarded the people and organisations

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BudgIT: ‘We give Nigerians accessible data, so they can hold leaders to account’

With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Oluseun Onigbinde, Co-founder of BudgIT, a Nigerian civic startup with a mission to make government budgets easier to understand for citizens. BudgIT is a finalist for

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