[okfn-za] Open Data Initiatives in southern Africa?

Adi Eyal adi at burgercom.co.za
Mon Nov 21 11:40:12 UTC 2011

Thanks Lucy

I'll post on the open-development mailing list as well. As an aside -
I came across the Open Government Partnership initiative. Only two
SADC countries are participating (South Africa and Tanzania) but it
seems like there is some momentum there which could possibly be used
to put open data on the public agenda.

Adi Eyal
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On 21 November 2011 10:35, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi Adi,
> Great to hear from you. Given the nature of the programme, I would also
> suggest cross-posting your question on our development mailing
> list: http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-development
> That way, you should benefit from the international experience of the
> community also!
> I will also forward your question on to a couple of people I know, maybe
> they will also be able to help )
> All the best,
> Lucy
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Adi Eyal <adi at burgercom.co.za> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I stumbled across this mailing list and read the initial thread that
>> started it off. I'm involved in regional DFID-funded programme on
>> improving access to medicines in Southern Africa. One of the important
>> components of this programme  is the making available of information
>> on medicine prices, registration lists, tenders etc, in a public forum
>> so as to encourage co-operation between SADC member states and to
>> lower prices and improve availability of essential medicines.
>> Rather than starting from scratch - I was hoping that there were
>> others in the region who were working in the open data arena - I'd
>> certainly hope to benefit from others' experience but perhaps also
>> take part in a larger initiative.
>> Anyone out there?
>> Regards
>> Adi
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