Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kenya's Open Data Initiative

Kenya has put in place a one-stop shop information portal known as the Open Data Initiative. It went into effect in July 2011. The impetus for this important initiative came from former permanent secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo. The portal contains information from the government on demographics, the economy, health and education.

Click here to access the portal.

Rushda Majeed prepared an interesting case study published by Princeton University in September 2012 that highlights Bitange Ndemo's efforts to open Kenya's government to its citizens and the world.

Click here to access the case study.

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