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

Justin Arenstein justinarenstein at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 14:10:08 UTC 2011

Hi Adi,

Apologies for the delay in replying. I've been on the road, so am only
working through my inbox now. There is a very active OD community in Kenya,
which is doing active outreach to activists in Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda.
We are also busy building an OD community in South Africa, leveraging the
open access and open government communities. Your nearest point of contact,
in Cape Town, would be the Open Democracy Advice Center. They've just
getting their 1st open data projects off the ground, focusing on grassroots
services for shantytown communities in the Western Cape. Shout if you'd
like me to connect you to the appropriate people there.

The folk at FrontlineSMS Medic are also very active in the region, and
would probably be keen to share insights / synergies with you.


On 20 November 2011 18:54, 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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