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  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 />http://opendata.go.ke<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 – http://explore.data.gov<br />Medicare – http://data.medicare.gov<br />Chicago – http://data.cityofchicago.org<br />Illinois – http://data.illinois.gov<br />Edmonton – http://data.edmonton.ca<br />Seattle – http://data.seattle.gov<br />Oklahoma – http://data.ok.gov<br />Cook County – http://data.cookcountyil.gov<br />Oregon – http://data.oregon.gov<br />Kenya – http://opendata.go.ke<br />Contact/Follow Us:<br />www.socrata.com<br />Kevin Merritt<br />Founder & CEO<br />Telephone: (425) 301-8142<br />Email: kevin.merritt@socrata.com<br />Twitter: @kmerritt<br />
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    Feb. 28, 2013

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

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