Open Data is a transformational trend in Open Governance that is generating empowerment and economic growth. Around the world, cities, states, and nations are publishing Open Data and creating new data supply chains and ecosystems that are managing scarce water resources, improving land use and agricultural security, enhancing transportation and traffic flows, and generating new high-tech jobs and tax revenues. Governments themselves are benefiting because published Open Data is free of organizational barriers that hold back departments from sharing information and collaborating.

This Group is designed to be interactive, informative, and fun. It will involve diverse skills and experiences, and showcase real live examples of how Open Data works, African Challenges and opportunities, and example applications. There will be online and real face to face meetups and conferences, online collaboration in global communities working to help Africa become a leader in Open Government and Open Data. Our goal is to create new global relationships that bring passionate Open Data communities together to share common challenges and build new solutions. It doesn't matter where you live, where you were born, or where you work. We are looking for Citizens of the World to work together to help African countries embrace Open Government and Open Data.

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Recent Meetups

  • January 9 · 11:30 AM

    Open Data for Africa Planning

    34 Africa Open Data Jammers

    • Welcome (Jeanne Holm) • EbolaMapper (John Tigue) ( • Current ground truth on data access in country (Michael Perrone) •... Learn more
  • December 5, 2014 · 11:30 AM

    Open Data for Africa Planning

    30 Africa Open Data Jammers | 5.00

    • Welcome (Jeanne Holm) • Open data tasks to date (John Tigue) ( ) • Survey of the Web's ebola... Learn more
  • November 7, 2014 · 11:30 AM

    Open Data for Africa Planning

    59 Africa Open Data Jammers | 4.00

    Hear the amazing work of the 80 people who came to the Ebola Open Data Jam in New York on October 18.  The teams will describe work done and work plans for the future... Learn more
  • October 18, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Ebola Open Data Jam

    155 Africa Open Data Jammers | 4.00

    We are meeting in NYC to gather, publish, map, and visualize the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and create an inventory of available open data sources that will help to... Learn more
  • October 3, 2014 · 11:30 AM

    Open Data for Africa Planning

    36 Africa Open Data Jammers | 5.00

    Africa Open Data Planning—October 3, 2014 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Eastern) [masked] and passcode[masked] Online notes: Learn more
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