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Blogs from Caribbean Open Institute

July 20, 2016
What’s in the future for Marine Protected Areas (MPA) data sharing and access? Here in the Caribbean there are two possible data futures, open or closed. A closed future would mean that data collection, sharing and use are limited. Whereas an open future is one where data collected is...
July 1, 2016
Ministry Of Health partners with local innovators to aid in fight against Zika; Several Promising Web and mobile applications created. June 28, 2016; Kingston, Jamaica With a call for varied sections of society to join the fight against the Zika Virus and other vector borne diseases, and just a...
June 16, 2016
IntroductionIn June 2016, the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) will launch its first Open Data Portal and progressively release a variety of Public Sector datasets. Much of the success and impact of GoJ’s Open Data Initiative will be determined by the level of awareness and engagement with various...
April 21, 2016
Data Journalism has been described as the future of media by no less a luminary than Sir Tim Berners-Lee. As such, regional media houses and professionals need to embrace this new paradigm especially in a world where social media giants such as twitter and Facebook have begun to dominate the media...
December 14, 2015
The peculiarities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), small land masses and low population numbers, impact upon the approach to open data and official statistics. The statistical processes are built around the precepts of protection of the identity of individual data provider, the...
December 14, 2015
Open data use and re-use can potentially improve the performance of the Caribbean tourism sector. A recent study conducted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) projected that productivity in the tourism sector could improve by as much as 10% with application of an open data...
December 14, 2015
This scoping study examines the interacting areas of Caribbean fisheries and MPAs from the lens of open data. It identifies the governance linkages that exist between national, regional and global stakeholder agencies and recognizes the associated reporting and compliance requirements as...
November 6, 2015
Open Government Data has become a global phenomenon. In just four years the number of government-led open data catalogs released in freely accessible and reusable formats on the Internet has increased to over a million datasets. Estimates by McKinsey put the potential global value of open data at...
March 18, 2015
In celebration of Open Data Day on February 21, 2015, citizens in cities around the world gather to write applications, liberate data, create  visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's...
July 10, 2013
Data journalism — described as “telling stories with numbers” or otherwise “where a nose for news meets storytelling skill and data sets” — offers journalists a new avenue through which to pursue investigative work while making available to them visualisation...
July 10, 2013
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed formalizing the continuing Open Data in Agriculture initiative between the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM). The MOU explores Information and Communication Technology (ICT)...
July 9, 2013
A team from the Caribbean Open Institute, collaborated with the World Bank and the Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology, in Antigua to conduct an Open Data Readiness Assessment study, evaluating Antigua and Barbuda’s readiness for adopting an open data initiative, which...

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