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


Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

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...

Open Data Day 2022 is nine months away – and we are already thinking about how to make it bigger and better than 2021 ! Recently we asked you about your experience with Open Data Day. We wanted to know what worked, what didn’t and how it could be improved. You gave us lots of really useful feedback which we published here. One of things...

The Open Knowledge Foundation has had a long-standing working relationship with the Right to Education Index, a global monitoring and accountability initiative aimed at ensuring that everybody can enjoy their right to a quality education. It’s difficult to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the right to education. We know that 1.6 billion children...

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...

Digitalisation and big data technologies (such as online ticketing and smart cards) have enabled the tracing of human mobility on a large scale. In Indonesia, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), the national train company, has been serving the Indonesian public since 1945, and has played a crucial role in both improving social welfare as well as...

Improving evidence-based health outcomes depends on data that is available, timely, actionable and reliable. Health data needs to be collected, stored, shared transparently and analysed based on the foundations of strong data governance. The momentum for health data being a Global Public Good requires: i) consensus building, ii) investment (...

ICT-Pulse

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...

Senior citizens are often overlooked in conversations on digital literacy. Here we outline five reasons why digital literacy programmes should be developed for senior citizens. The post 5 reasons why digital literacy must include senior citizens first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading technology blog in the Caribbean.