[okfn-za] IBM and US Government discuss Open Data in Africa

Siyabonga Africa siyafrica at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 06:05:19 UTC 2014

Morning all

Kat Townsend from USAID just pointed out this event to me:

Africa Open Data Jam - Tuesday August 5th in DC and online.
IBM and the U.S. Government are hosting a one-day Open Data Jam on the
margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to share global experiences in
Open Data publishing, real use cases that demonstrate growth and
empowerment, develop skills and capabilities, and build a global community
of Open Data developers who can help Africa become an Open Data leader.
This event will focus on the issues of transportation, tax, climate change,
food security and nutrition. Participants will showcase real examples of
how Open Data works, African Challenges, and opportunities.

Apparently if there is a critical mass of sign-ups in particular location
USAID, IBM and their partners will try work with partners to organize a
viewing/hacking party.


Siyabonga Africa
Ford Foundation Fellow 2010/2011
Hacks/Hackers Community Coordinator
School of Data Fellow 2014
South Africa
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