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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


ICT-Pulse

Although digital transformation has been widely discussed and encouraged, there still seems to be a lot of misinformation on the subject, which affects the way organisations approach the process. Nadia Byer-Thomas, of 800 TECH, seeks to dispel key myths around digital transformation. In this episode, seven myths are tackled. The post ICTP 172:...

Caribbean organisations are in varying stages of digital transformation, and are eager to realise the benefits of going digital. However, there are also risks that ought to be considered. The post In going digital, do the benefits outweigh the risks? first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading technology blog in the Caribbean.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is in the process of piloting DCash, the Central Bank Digital Currency for the countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Sharmyn Powell Chief Risk Officer of the ECCB discusses DCash, along with the plans the Bank has for the currency in the future, and key trends that have been...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Frictionless Data and Dryad join forces to make it easier for scientists to upload their research data to the Dryad repository. What’s this about? What happens to scientific data after it is created ? Is it shared with other researchers? Or is it hidden away on a private hard drive? This question is at the heart of the Open Science movement...

Here at Open Knowledge Foundation, we are really pleased to see that registration is now open for participants for the first EU Open Data Days. The programme lasts three days from 23rd to 25th November 2021, and is split in two main parts. – EU DataViz, a conference on open data and data visualisation for public administrations, from...

What’s this about? The Open Knowledge Justice Programme is kicking off a series of free, monthly community meetups to talk about Public Impact Algorithms. Register here. Who is this for? Do you want to learn more about Public Impact Algorithms? Would you like to know how to spot one, and how they might affect the clients you represent? Do you...

CoAct is launching a call for proposals, inviting civil society initiatives to apply for our cascading grants with max. 20.000 Euro to conduct Citizen Social Science research on the topic of Gender Equality. A maximum of four (4) applicants will be selected across three (3) different open calls. Applications from a broad range of backgrounds are...

We are very excited to announce that a new tool has been added to the Frictionless Data toolkit: Livemark. What is Frictionless? Frictionless Data is a set of specifications for data and metadata interoperability, accompanied by a collection of software libraries that implement these specifications, and a range of best practices for data...

= = = = = = = We are really pleased to share with you our Report on Open Data Day 2021. = = = = = = = We wrote this report for the Open Data Day 2021 funding partners – Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Latin American Open Data Initiative, Open...

UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

Deadline to apply: 29 July 2021 Duties and Responsibilities To achieve these overall goals, the UN Global Pulse Finland is seeking an experienced Data Ecosystem Development Specialist. The primary responsibilities are developing a vision, strategy, and a roadmap for establishing back end systems and data and analytical tools for the successful...