It was a busy year for the Open Data for Development network. You can read more here: OD4D continues to support relevant development priorities and sector-specific opportunities (notably anti-corruption, transparency and public contracting, mapping, data journalism, education and data literacy, and health, nutrition and agriculture), and the OD4D hubs continue to act as regional conveners of stakeholders in government, civil society, academia and business. The OD4D network and hubs have been developing more strategic partnerships to enable further scaling of this work, notably signing an MOU with the OGP’s multi-donor trust fund in 2018 to support the implementation of new Open Data and anti-corruption OGP commitments.
Durante la última semana de junio ILDA fue invitada a participar de la 6ta Conferencia Internacional de Investigación sobre Transparencia (GCTR) que se realizó en Río de Janeiro en la sede de la Fundación Getulio Vargas. Esta conferencia es un punto de encuentro de académicos que trabajan, en diferentes puntos del planeta, en diversos aspectos […]
Today we are formally launching our new publication, The State of Open Data - Histories and Horizons . This 18-month ambitious project has culminated in almost 600 pages and a comprehensive review of the history of open data across different sectors, issues, and regions from a multitude of perspectives.
The Africa Open Data Network (AODN) is currently implementing the Africa Open Data Fellowship Program which is an effort to provide support to selected governments in order to help them make progress in addressing the existential risks to open data in their contexts. The Fellowship Program is intended to catalyze momentum in government ministries, departments […]
This blog post was written by Michael Cañares, Web Foundation Senior Researcher. Follow him on Twitter at @mikorulez. In January 2015, the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab in Jakarta brought together stakeholders from across Asia to explore the state of open data in their countries and consider how progress on open data could lead to better political, […]
Après une sélection rigoureuse des soixante-quinze candidatures reçues, nous avons retenu seize (16) activités de quinze (15) pays pour la quatrième phase de nos mini-subventions. Pour profiter d’autres opportunités de …
L’équipe du projet « Carto-Tourisme » a initié, avec le soutien de la CAFDO, une cartographie des sites touristiques de la Commune de Ouidah, du 23 au 27 décembre …
« Femmes et résilience » avec le soutien de l’association BEG NEERE et de la CAFDO a animé une formation sur les données ouvertes et le Partenariat pour un Gouvernement …
The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons has gone to print, and we’re putting the finishing touches to the open access online version. Over the past 18-months, we’ve brought together hundreds of voices to shape this new resource — looking back at a decade of open data activity and then forward to explore the vital role that open data has to play in the future. The official book launch will precede the Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa on May 27th. Please join us if you can. Register here!
Over the last eight years, many governments have used their Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plans to make commitments related to open data. Over the years, these have developed from ‘Open Data 1.0’, with a focus on portals and data publication, to ‘Open Data 2.0’, where open data is used as a tool to address specific problems, such as open contracting, corporate ownership transparency, and improved transport. The move to ‘Open Data 3.0’ needs those commitments to take one further step: going beyond the publication of datasets, or the adoption of particular data standards, to also include a focus on building data literacy and the capacity of governments and civil society to make a difference with data. That’s why, on May 29th, the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network, in partnership with the Open Government Partnership, will host an unconference focusing on data literacy creating stronger ‘next generation’ OGP data commitments. The event will consist of self-organised sessions that will explore lessons and learnings from both new and past projects, including - The Data Literacy Consortium, bringing learning from training and capacity building in the humanitarian sector; - The Open Data Charter and the Open Up guides that identify the different datasets and data stakeholders sector-by-sector; - Open Contracting and Extractives Transparency projects that work to build capacity with specific detailed data; - The State of Open Data project will also be taking part, sharing learning on the importance of data literacy as a cross-cutting element of making open data work for governments, the private sector, and civil society. - You can find out more and register for the unConference day here.
Hace unas pocas semanas publicamos un post sobre el proyecto que estamos comenzando, con el apoyo del BID, para aplicar las lecciones aprendidas del trabajo de estandarización de datos de femicidios en Argentina en otros países de la región: Honduras, Jamaica y Panamá. Este proyecto tiene como objetivo contribuir a diseñar mejores políticas públicas para […]
The OD4D program is hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and co-funded by the Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and the Hewlett Foundation.