Open News, Events, Blogs


The COIWeb aggregates news, opinions and developments from various research sources around the world, including:    
  • The Open Data Research Network  hosted by the Web Foundation, 
  • World Bank Open Data & ICT4D Blogs
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • GovLabs @ NYU


The Governance Lab @ NYU

The GovLab at NYU Tandon, the European Commission, and the International Organisation on Migration launch public online voting for 100 Questions Initiative CAIRO, Monday, January 20, 2020 — The Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and its partners released the most pressing questions on migration that could be...

To impeach or not to impeach a President stirs people’s passions but it is also a highly complex legal issue. What the Founding Fathers would have made of Donald Trump’s soliciting of help from a foreign government is a question challenging enough to have driven the House Judiciary Committee to seek testimony from four specialists in...

By Andrew J. Zahuranec and Stefaan Verhulst Over his accomplished career, Jean-Claude Burgelman has served as a pioneer in identifying societal and technological trends that have the potential to transform society-at-large. In his current role as the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, he...

Thirty years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is now the most widely ratified treaty in the world. The Responsible Data for Children website: http://rd4c.org/ The world has achieved enormous progress in achieving the treaty’s goals, but new threats have emerged. Today’s children...

Left to Right: Emily Courey Pryor (Executive Director, Data2X), Anousheh Ansari (CEO, XPrize Foundation), Vivienne Ming (Co-Founder, Socos Labs), Stefaan Verhulst (Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab at NYU). Photo credit: Data2X. By Andrew J. Zahuranec, Michelle Winowatan, and Stefaan Verhulst Five years ago, the...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

We are pleased to announce joint stewardship of Frictionless Data between the Open Knowledge Foundation and Datopian. While this collaboration already exists informally, we are solidifying how we are leading together on future Frictionless Data projects and goals.   What does this mean for users of Frictionless Data software and...

Catherine Stihler is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire Our chief executive Catherine Stihler has been awarded an OBE by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. She was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her service to...

The Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Fellows Programme is training early career researchers to become champions of the Frictionless Data tools and approaches in their field. Fellows will learn about Frictionless Data, including how to use Frictionless Data tools in their domains to improve reproducible research workflows, and how to...

ICT-Pulse

In this our November 2019 Community Chat and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Elise Grace Jones and Steven Jemmott, the panel discusses the Caribbean region as a great interrupter in the data economy, and the impact of mobile app development in the workplace.   This episode is also available in Apple iTunes and on Stitcher! As...

Due to the range of challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face, SIDS advocate and ICT and digital economy expert, Tracy Hackshaw, gives us an update on the progress that has been made on the SIDS agenda, and on the digital economy and Internet Governance in the Caribbean region.   This episode is also […]