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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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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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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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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Today is significant in the global open data movement. Four years ago, Kenya stepped forward as a highly visible, early leader in open data when its president launched the Kenya Open Data Portal (KODI) — the first sub-Saharan nation to …

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