Data for Development in Africa
Good data is a critical ingredient in sound development policy and implementation. Our Data for Development Practice is particularly interested in understanding the drivers for development data and the development and use of Artificial Intelligence. We are interested in ways through which data-informed decisions can be part of business as usual in Africa’s governments.
The practice explores three main aspects of data in development.
- Strengthening the enabling environment for AI and development data. This aspect of our work examines policy and regulatory frameworks, civic space and the international normative frameworks that provide an enabling environment for new technologies.
- Growth in human capital development. Data, even when generated by automated or articial intelligence systems , needs human beings with the skills, understanding and infrastructure to use and share the data.
- Sustainable financing for data. While data generation, use and dissemination are core to government, the funding for this is in many instances in constant jeopardy. This is mostly because development data, which includes crucial surveys such as DHS and Integrated Household and Budget surveys, are mostly funded by overseas development partners.
Perspectives on Open Data: Ethiopia
AODN had a chance to meet with Dr. Worku Alemu from Ethiopia, an AODN Fellow – 2019 on his perspectives on Open Data in his country. The Freedom of…
Perspectives on Open Data: Kenya
AODN had a chance to meet with Sulekha Adan from Kenya, an AODN Fellow – 2019 on his perspectives on Open Data in her country. Open data is data…
Perspectives on Open Data: Rwanda
AODN had a chance to meet with Claude Migisha from Rwanda, an AODN Fellow – 2019 on his perspectives on Open Data in his country. The Data…
AODN hosts an Open Data policy co-creation workshop
The Africa Open Data Network (AODN) recently hosted an Open Data Policy co-creation workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop brought together representatives from government, civil society…
The Africa Open Data Fellowship Launched In Four African Countries
Open data is becoming increasingly important in the implementation of Africa’s developmental agenda by supporting evidence-informed decision making to facilitate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals…
Meet the Africa Open Data Fellows
Claude Migisha, Rwanda Claude K. Migisha is a Technologist based in Rwanda with over a decade of experience in the areas of ICT innovation management, ICT…