[Open-education] Partnership for Open Data Impact Stories Competition

Marieke Guy marieke.guy at okfn.org
Thu Feb 20 20:31:19 UTC 2014

FYI - a great competition!

I'm sure some of you will have stories about how opening up data affects 
those in developing countries, especially in the area of education. Do 
let us know if you submit anything.


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Subject: 	[okfn-discuss] Partnership for Open Data Impact Stories 
Date: 	Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:06:24 +0000
From: 	Rahul Ghosh <rahul.ghosh at okfn.org>
Reply-To: 	Open Knowledge Foundation discussion list 
<okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org>
To: 	okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org

Hi Everyone,

I am Rahul, and I am currently working with the Partnership for Open 
Data covering impact stories of how opening up data affects those in 
developing countries.

This week we launched an impact stories competition which I wanted to 
share with you (below). Please help spread the word. Thank you. :)

Best wishes,
rahul.ghosh at okfn.org <mailto:rahul.ghosh at okfn.org>

*Click to enter the 

*How has Open Data impacted you and your community?*

Over the last decade, Open Data initiatives have become increasingly 
popular with both governments and civil society organisations. Through 
these initiatives they hope to tap into its potential benefits of 
innovation, delivery of better services more cost effectively, combating 
climate change, improving urban planning, and reducing corruption; to 
name but just a few of the possibilities.

We want to know how opening up data impact those in developing 
countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) <http://okfn.org/pod/> is 
a joint initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>, 
the Open Data Institute <http://theodi.org/>, and The World Bank 
<http://data.worldbank.org/> to research, support, train and promote 
open data in the context of low and middle income countries 
We invite you to share with us your stories about how open data has 
positively impacted you, or those around you; technologically, 
politically, commercially, environmentally, socially, or in any other way.

*This is the chance to tell your inspiring stories, and get them published.*

*A grand prize of $1000 (USD) is also on offer, and there are 2 x $500 
(USD) runner up prizes!*

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