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Open Data for Development Camp 2012 Nairobi


What:      Open Data for Development Camp 2012
When:     27th and the 28thof June
Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
Time:       10:00-17:00
Free by registration only

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The Open Data for Development camp 2012 Nairobi will take place on the 27th and the 28th of June 2012. We have organized a 2-day conference about Open Data and Open International  Development.

The Open Data for Development Camp is organized by ICT Board Kenya, Kenya Open Data Initiative, Open for Change, World Bank, NaiLab, iLAB, Akvo, 1%CLUB, Hivos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Development Gateway.

Open Data for Development Camp 2012

In March 2011 the Obama Administration launched the Open Government Data initiative, which fits into our Open Data Development philosophy.  One of the countries acting upon it was Kenya and in July 2011, with a lot of support from the World Bank, it launched The Kenya Open Data Portal. There was a clear message: for the people to hold us accountable.

Nearly a year after its launch, it seems like a good time to look at next steps.  How does it influence people? So with this event we’ll take it a step further and explore how indeed the Open Government Data of Kenya, the Open Data of the World Bank and the IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative) files impact the tech community in Kenya and, behind them, the active citizens.

The Open Data for Development Camp is part of The Kenya Open Data Pre-Incubator Program. This is a six-month experiment to help accelerate the ability for the public to make sense of data and to galvanize engagement around critical public issues.

We bring together a diverse group of policy-makers, academia, development aid workers, researchers, journalists, ICT-staff and software developers active in the field of Open Development Data. The aim is to share experiences and networks, build tools, and show the power of Open Data.

So, let’s take Open Development to the next level. Come and explore the full potential of Open Data and its implications for international cooperation!


The Open Data for Development Camp will take place at iLAB at Strathmore University. We promise you a combination of: Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Best Practices, Speed Geeking, Hack Space, Networking, Exchange of knowledge and needs, Sharing Data Sets, Co-Creation, Open Data Visualizations, and Inspiration.

Come and join us!

Register before Monday the 18th of June through Eventbrite and we will save a spot for you!

We're looking forward to meet you on June 27 & 28 in Nairobi!