Status of Open Data in Uganda, March 2013
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This presentation I gave at the E-Gov conference in March 2013. It is a folllow up presentation on an introduction to Open Data by Carlos Iglesias. It covers the current status of components and ...

This presentation I gave at the E-Gov conference in March 2013. It is a folllow up presentation on an introduction to Open Data by Carlos Iglesias. It covers the current status of components and Environment around Open Data in Uganda.

Conference: http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/e-government-africa/e-gov-africa-programme/

Carlos: https://twitter.com/carlosiglesias

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Status of Open Data in Uganda, March 2013 Status of Open Data in Uganda, March 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Open Data Uganda @uopendev
  • The Components
  • Social Economic
  • Social Economic• Analogue (Mindset)• Opennness is a bit scary – Quality – Monetarily• Small budgets
  • Technological (c) ACODE, Uganda Source: http://digitaljournal.com/image/50420
  • Technological• Internet is not everywhere – But radio is (and print)• In-continent Datacenters• Invest in people all over
  • Institutions & Politics
  • Institutions & Politics• More and more awareness all over – On the supply and demand side• Access to Information Act is in place• No Gov budget, yet – Lot of public sector initiative
  • Ecosystem
  • Ecosystem• Government – NITA – NPA – UBOS – Special mention: Ministry of Water
  • Ecosystem• Civil Society – Very active – Very scattered – Umbrella organisations appearing
  • Others• Advocating going on• Waiting for more data & infrastructure
  • How to Set Up? Just do It
  • Preliminary Analysis• Happening online: http://data.ug• Scrape the Internet• Have more: Lets talk
  • Inventory
  • www.devtrac.ug
  • www.devtrac.ug
  • schoolguideuganda.com
  • All projects have to access data about schools
  • www.kmcc.org.ug
  • Preparation
  • Preparation• Regulatory framework – Copying – Linking – (Re)collecting
  • Organisation Distributed
  • Mak You MinOfF UBOSMinoW UOpenDev
  • Pro• Quick & Cheap• Open• Transparent• Data owner manages her own data• Endless possibilities
  • Cons• Duplication• Authority
  • Challenges• Start/Keep talking• Discuss, Define & Use standards• Tell everybody• Uganda Open Development Partnership Platform www.opendev.ug
  • Exposure• Collect it all on data.ug
  • Outreach• Government – Clusters (geo-cluster, water, etc.) – Cutting across – Open Data is part of everything
  • Outreach• Media houses• Techies• Universities• Private Sector•• Build it and they will come• (and they have data, too!)
  • Samples
  • Supervision• Government, please join• Use your current champions• Do not over-engineer• Most data is no security concern• Invest in people
  • Q & Areinier.battenberg@fruitsofthought.org Twitter: @batje