Tag: Nigeria

“How Budeshi can help Nigeria track public services and tackle corruption using open data” in Code For Africa

A few months ago, my team at the Public Private Development Centre launched a project called Budeshi which means “open it” in Hausa… Continue reading on Medium »

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Second #OpenDataParty Comes to Benin City, Nigeria

“– bring your laptops, coffee mugs and power extension cords!” On December 11th, the second #OpenDataParty kicks off at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. During two action-packed days, #OpenDataParty will welcome open data enthusiasts united by the desire to make,

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Nigerian Journalists Dig Deep Into Land and Property Rights

Steve Sapienza Reporters from Nigeria’s leading media outlets were among the 55 professional journalists and 48 students who attended a unique journalism workshop on “Covering Land and Property Rights” held in Lagos on November 24 and 25. One journalist even

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Open Data Party Akure – Treading new grounds in Nigeria!

  Cross-Section of participants We took the open data party to the Southwest of Nigeria with the goal of building a data literate community in Nigeria. School of Data collaborated with the Nigeria Open data Access (NODA) team of the University of

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Open Data for Business Tool: learning from initial pilots

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the economic growth potential of using Open Data – data from government and other sources that can

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Open Government (OG) is about openness, which begins with process of transparency, accountability and citizen engagement for effective and efficient governance. To achieve and sustain this, all stakeholders must understand the overall goals of the process and specific roles they

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What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population

  Cross posted from the IC4D Blog Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova, and just

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Extractives remediation & public health — open data advocacy in Nigeria

Following a recent lead poisoning epidemic in the Zamfara State of Northern Nigeria — the result of the local artisanal gold mining operations — local non-profit organisation Follow The Money took immediate action against their corrupt local government who they

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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 Government Data and Citizen Engagement in Nigeria

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