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UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
July 9, 2014 ♦ No Comment
UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery

Few African governments offer a suite of online services for citizens. In fact, nearly one-third of African countries are in the bottom 10 percent of the world rankings. That, however, is changing, and there are dozens of successful African examples of e-government initiatives.

9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development
April 29, 2014 ♦ One Comment
9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development

Nine recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development include open data, more local content, infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.

Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce
November 7, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce

New research conducted by World Wide Web Foundation and Open Data Institute finds African open data initiatives to have good intentions but limited reach and impact.

Open Development Technology Alliance supports African programs
July 15, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Open Development Technology Alliance supports African programs

Six African programs the Open Development Technology Alliance has supported in the past two years include open data, mapping, a mobile survey, and a hackathon.

Kenya Open Data two years later
July 12, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Kenya Open Data two years later

Now two years old, the Kenya Open Data Initiative has set a high standard for Open Data in Africa. The platform – the first of its kind in a developing country – has encouraged government transparency within Kenya and beyond.

Malawi’s first data literacy bootcamp tackled voter participation, healthcare ratings, food security, and more
June 25, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Malawi’s first data literacy bootcamp tackled voter participation, healthcare ratings, food security, and more

Malawi’s first Data Literacy Bootcamp was recently held in Lilongwe. The aim was two-fold: to teach participants how to analyze data and then to have participants use this data to solve real issues and challenges.