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 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

  1. 1. Open Data Uganda @uopendev
  2. 2. The Components
  3. 3. Social Economic
  4. 4. Social Economic• Analogue (Mindset)• Opennness is a bit scary – Quality – Monetarily• Small budgets
  5. 5. Technological (c) ACODE, Uganda Source: http://digitaljournal.com/image/50420
  6. 6. Technological• Internet is not everywhere – But radio is (and print)• In-continent Datacenters• Invest in people all over
  7. 7. Institutions & Politics
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Ecosystem
  10. 10. Ecosystem• Government – NITA – NPA – UBOS – Special mention: Ministry of Water
  11. 11. Ecosystem• Civil Society – Very active – Very scattered – Umbrella organisations appearing
  12. 12. Others• Advocating going on• Waiting for more data & infrastructure
  13. 13. How to Set Up? Just do It
  14. 14. Preliminary Analysis• Happening online: http://data.ug• Scrape the Internet• Have more: Lets talk
  15. 15. Inventory
  16. 16. www.devtrac.ug
  17. 17. www.devtrac.ug
  18. 18. schoolguideuganda.com
  19. 19. All projects have to access data about schools
  20. 20. www.kmcc.org.ug
  21. 21. Preparation
  22. 22. Preparation• Regulatory framework – Copying – Linking – (Re)collecting
  23. 23. Organisation Distributed
  24. 24. Mak You MinOfF UBOSMinoW UOpenDev
  25. 25. Pro• Quick & Cheap• Open• Transparent• Data owner manages her own data• Endless possibilities
  26. 26. Cons• Duplication• Authority
  27. 27. Challenges• Start/Keep talking• Discuss, Define & Use standards• Tell everybody• Uganda Open Development Partnership Platform www.opendev.ug
  28. 28. Exposure• Collect it all on data.ug
  29. 29. Outreach• Government – Clusters (geo-cluster, water, etc.) – Cutting across – Open Data is part of everything
  30. 30. Outreach• Media houses• Techies• Universities• Private Sector•• Build it and they will come• (and they have data, too!)
  31. 31. Samples
  32. 32. Supervision• Government, please join• Use your current champions• Do not over-engineer• Most data is no security concern• Invest in people
  33. 33. Q & Areinier.battenberg@fruitsofthought.org Twitter: @batje

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