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


UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

6 December at 2:45 PM – 4:20 PM UTC Join us at the IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2021 session “Are we shaping the digital market to all citizens?” on 6 December 2021, 2:45PM – 4:20PM UTC. This session is organized by the European...

6 December at 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM UTC+1 Join us at the IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2021 session “Digital identity for gender equality and data justice – collection of practices for policy making and practice” on 6 December...

The use of technology has been ubiquitous in efforts to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In this perspective, we review technologies and new approaches developed at the start of the pandemic; efforts earmarked by a flexible approach to problem solving, local tech entrepreneurship, and swift adoption of technology. We performed a systematic...

Deadline to apply: 9 December 2021 Duties and Responsibilities As a member of the Discovery team, the intern will provide support on multiple projects related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the projects to be supported involve epidemiological modelling, remote sensing analysis and predictive analytics. Under the guidance of UNGP...

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare services to ramp up their digital operations to offer remote consultations, cooperation has been crucial. Countries quickly needed to adapt their digital infrastructure to facilitate or scale up contact tracing, case management, and commodity tracking, among other functions. The availability of digital...

ICT-Pulse

In this our November 2021 Community Chat, and with two members of the Caribbean tech community, Claire Craig and Matthew Cowen, the panel discusses: making Caribbean Internet Exchange Points more visible and accountable; and the Caribbean region’s data scarcity challenge. The post ICTP 181: Internet Exchange Points and the data scarcity challenge...

In the October 2021 Community Chat, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Kerrie-Ann Vassall-Richards and Steven Williams, the panel discusses: Has the shrinking of the global marketplace made digital transformation mandatory in the Caribbean; and have Caribbean businesses become overly dependent on social media for their business...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Last week over 20 people from around the world joined the Frictionless Data team for the world’s first Frictionless Data Hackathon. Find out what happened, and make sure you sign up for the next one. Watch video here What’s this about? The team at Open Knowledge Foundation have lots of experience running and attending Hackathons. We know how...