Author: Mary Nakirya A Program Manager at Busoga Rural Open Source and Development Initiative an NGO in Uganda, A volunteer and organizar at Net Squared Uganda Network Passionate about Open data, rural development, Agriculture and Education using ICT as an enabler. Good at …

Does Open Data Work for Rural areas? The Case of Uganda Read more »

Hampshire is changing The changing face of our landscape is something that affects us all; the loss of hedgerows, rapid expansion of urban areas or erosion of our coastlines to highlight just a few crucial issues. Some of the more serious …

Hampshire’s Changing Landscape – How can Crowdsourcing Help? Read more »

In an earlier post I overviewed the progress being made in improving transparency in Commonwealth grants spending, exemplified (or so I thought) by the publication of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy grants data  at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet  website. …

We need to talk about transparency in Indigenous spending Read more »

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 …

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

Miriam Young is a Communications Specialist at DataKind. At DataKind, we believe the same algorithms and computational techniques that help companies generate profit can help social change organizations increase their impact. As a global nonprofit, we harness the power of …

Data for Good in Bangalore Read more »

Smart cities are coming of age, but are we forgetting the needs of rural communities? A lot’s been said about smart cities: the use of digital technology to make cities more efficient and engaging. Consultancy firm Arup for example, estimates the smart …

Beyond Smart Cities: Smart Rural? Read more »