The earthquake in Nepal in May exposed the national government’s unpreparedness to deal with the aftermath of a huge natural disaster, but it also gave rise to a movement of young Nepalese people with the skills required to help their …

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This September, world leaders will ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda to “transform our world” by 2030. After months of wrangling, the final SDGs text, which will go to the UN General Assembly for ratification, has just …

Are UN member states ready to unleash a digital revolution to achieve the SDGs? Read more »

Enacting policies to make more data publicly accessible also makes governments more accessible to the communities they serve. Open data fuels the kind of two-way communication that increases opportunities for the public to interact with government, while also allowing local …

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There is a movement that many people haven’t heard of that in theory has the power to re-shape the world you live in. It can expose fraud, save lives and give new insight into the London blitz. The movement is …

CLOSED DATA: The Problem With Open Data is Open Data People Read more »

For comms people the message ‘look at the data’ is important to shape what you do, what you say and who you say it to. The open data movement and communications people should be best friends. The trouble is, they …

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This also appears on Huffington Post     As a global community, we are producing data at an astounding rate. The pace was recently described as a “new Google every four days” by the highly respected Andreesen Horowitz partner, Peter …

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As a global community, we are producing data at an astounding rate. The pace was recently described as a “new Google every four days” by the highly respected Andreesen Horowitz partner, Peter Levine, in a thought-provoking post addressing the challenge …

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