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