Civil society, business, government/donors, developers, academia/researchSomething about how their use of OGD results in outputs citizens can rely on for everyday useDemand is sustained against complimentary efforts to ensure supplyWhere we’re going with this? Change-agents working in governments, media organizations, civil society and academia across 10 or more African countries over the next 3 years. Catalyzing demand for government data through innovative citizen-facing applications and improving supply through feedback to supply-side organizations on better formats, frequency and quality of the data being provided. 10 countries, 70 applications and the infrastructure/relationships to ensure shareability, commercial viability and reuse at scale for every application published.How can you help? We have Code4Kenya as a pilot and great deal learned. We’re embarking on Code4SA and Code4Ghana with some support from AMI. We need to start in other E African countries so help convening stakeholders and mobilizing the community in these countries for a country-level initiative would be great. It takes financial resources to make this happen, paying developers, fellows and providing access to some services like EC2 based sandboxes. So at least $1m in funding over the next year to make it a reality. AMI has committed and we are looking for others to join in.
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CodeForAfrica - Active Citizenry in Africa
Building Demand Driven OpenData Ecosystems
civ·ic/ˈsivik/Adjective• Of or relating to a city or town, esp. its administration; municipal.• Of or relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area.