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What data do we want? Understanding demands for open data

Event | October 19, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM SAST | 41 Juta St Braamfontein, Johannesburg, GP 2000 South Africa

Please join Civic Tech Innovation Network  for a workshop on open data demand to mark the launch of their new research: “What data do we want? Understanding demands for open data amongst civil society organisations in South Africa”.

Open data is frequently cited as a necessary component for increased government accountability and openness. If that’s the case, what kind of open data is needed? There are many open data portals and projects in South Africa. But very little research on how they are used or on what open data civil society organisations actually want or need.

The Centre for Municipal Research and Advice (CMRA) conducted the study by interviewing groups of national CSOs and local community-based organisations and exploring with them when, how and why they accessed government information or might need to use government data in their work.

Join researchers and practitioners from the open data community – both public and industry – for an insightful and practical workshop on improving the access and use of open data, as well as testing demand.

Find out more and register for free here.

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