Kenya: Open Data as a Platform for Development


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Kenya: Open Data as a Platform for Development by Kevin Merritt of Socrata

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  • Kenya: Open Data as a Platform for Development

    1. 1. Kenya: Open Data as a Platform for Development<br />Transforming Data into Enabling Infrastructure for Communities<br />
    2. 2. Open Kenya - Objectives<br />Create enabling infrastructure to accelerate human and economic development throughout communities in Kenya<br />Engage Kenyans in the development of their communities and to give them unfettered access to data that affects their daily lives<br />Foster an innovation ecosystem around government data<br />Gain new insights with data analysis<br />
    3. 3. Open Kenya – From Concept to Reality<br />Socrata-powered Open Data Site featuring<br />An accessible interactive online experience for finding, exploring, visualizing and sharing data<br />Location-aware data exploration using newly-created geospatial boundaries for 47 counties<br />Open, uniform programmatic access to all datasets using Socrata Open Data API (SODA)<br />Finely customized publishing experience based on topics and counties<br />
    4. 4. Results<br /><br />
    5. 5. Results<br />The first fully interactive, API-enabled Open Data site in the developing world<br />452 interactive datasets, maps and charts covering 47 counties and a wide range of topics<br />Health, education, energy, population, poverty, water and sanitation<br />150 suggested datasets by the community<br />6 registered community apps including <br />MsemaKweli: mobile app that keeps track of Community Development Fund projects<br />Huduma/Ushahidi: social app to amplify constituent voices <br />Enthusiastic global coverage <br />
    6. 6. International Press - Highlights<br />“Kenya's move will likely be replicated in many other African countries currently receiving funding from the World Bank for the implementation of e-governance programs.”<br />“Kenya opens its books in revolutionary transparency drive…powered by Socrata, a Seattle-based startup that has worked on open data projects with partners such as the City of Chicago and Medicare.”<br />“The launch of Open Kenya suggests government as a platform is growing. Open Kenya is powered by Socrata, the Seattle-based startup that has been instrumental in standing up open data platforms at the state, city and federal levels in the United States.” <br />
    7. 7. About Socrata<br />Representative Socrata-powered Open Data sites:<br />Data.Gov –<br />Medicare –<br />Chicago –<br />Illinois –<br />Edmonton –<br />Seattle –<br />Oklahoma –<br />Cook County –<br />Oregon –<br />Kenya –<br />Contact/Follow Us:<br /><br />Kevin Merritt<br />Founder & CEO<br />Telephone: (425) 301-8142<br />Email:<br />Twitter: @kmerritt<br />