As we say farewell to 2015, Africa Regional Director Nnenna Nwakanma reflects on the state of the Web in Africa.   What a year for the Web in Africa. Here at the Web Foundation, I’ve watched events unfold across the continent impacting …

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Today, we’re delighted to announce that Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm, has invested $2m into the Web Foundation’s Open Data programme. Over the next three years, we’ll be using this grant to enhance the scale and ambition of our …

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Fabrizio Scrollini at IODC: “As the international open data charter  gains momentum  in the context of the wider development agenda related to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, a pertinent question to ask is: will open data policies contribute …

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Today, I gave the opening speech at an introductory seminar on ‘open data’ held at the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Colombo, on 15 Oct 2015. Organised by InterNews and Transparency International Sri Lanka, the seminar explored the concepts of ‘open …

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At the 70th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly Meeting, the U.N. Member States agreed to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) to eradicate poverty and hunger, protect the planet, and create sustainable economic growth globally. High-quality statistics …

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Later this week, world leaders will adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. As they face the huge task of meeting these goals, they should consider drawing on a powerful new resource. Open data – data …

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Opening Data – from Publication to Use for Sustainable Development Date: Monday 21 September 15:00-17.00 Place: Action Aid 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ The importance of open and transparent data on aid flows into developing countries is now …

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By Joel Gurin and Laura Manley, Center for Open Data Enterprise and Oleg Petrov, World Bank. This article is cross-posted from the World Bank Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Blog. Open Data — data that is freely available online …

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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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By: Chris Addison, Tim Davies, Ana Brandusescu and Ben Schaap Next week will see the first continent-wide Africa Open Data Conference: bringing together governments, technologists and innovators from across the continent and beyond to explore the promise and reality of …

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