Tag: Kenya

ODI Podcast: Open data stories from Argentina and Kenya

From public sector reform to building an initiative from the ground up, open data leaders from Argentina and Kenya share what’s worked for their programmes, what hasn’t and how we can improve equality of opportunity in data and tech [soundcloud

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Kenya, an Early Open Data Adopter, Renews Its Global Leadership

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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Code for Africa gets $4.7m boost from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

Data journalism and civic technology organisation Code for Africa has received a US$4.7-million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. According to a blog post written by Code for Africa head Justin Arenstein, the funding will be used to

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Open data has major impact at the local level – new research

Michael Cañares, Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Regional Research Manager for Asia, writes on why his latest research as part of our Open Data in Developing Countries Phase 2 underlines the need for greater involvement of local governments in open data

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Mapping the marginalised: leaving no one behind in Kibera

This post, written by Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow, ODI, and Erica Hagen, co-founder of Map Kibera, is the eighth in our blog series which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be drafted to include all social and economic groups.  Kibera,

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POTUS in Kenya

President Barack Obama, POTUS, as he is now popularly referred to, will this weekend visit Kenya for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being co-hosted by the Government of Kenya. The visit is one that, in the minds of Kenyans,

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Government of Kenya is new GODAN partner to grow open data in agriculture

Already a  member of the Open Government Partnership the Government of Kenya now joins GODAN to pursue its aims to achieve transparency and foster an innovative ecosystem of accessible open data as a national asset to improve social and economic

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Impact Of The Internet Age

Throughout human history, different periods have been captured by a defining theme: the dark age, the industrial age, the information age, and the list goes on. The twenty-first century is no exception. With several significant events taking place, specialists have

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Open data means job creation, transparency and a culture shift in Kenya

With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Kenya Open Data Initiative, a finalist for the Open Data Publisher Award. The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in open data across the world.

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Linet Kwamboka: ‘Citizens need open data to make decisions for better livelihoods’

With the 2015 Open Data Awards just around the corner, we catch up with Kenya Open data initiative coordinator Linet Kwamboka, a finalist for the Open Data Individual Champion Award. The Open Data Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in open

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