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


ICT-Pulse

In this our March 2024 Community Chat, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Telecommunications/ICT Consultant, Lendon Telesford and Perro Perry Holloway, of the Barbados National Organisation of the Disabled (BARNOD Inc.), the panel discusses the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities (generally) and the inclusion of persons...

Access to the internet has become almost as essential as access to water and electricity, but many Caribbean countries still have not made it a true priority. We thus discuss the widening digital divide and what our countries should be doing to more decisively tackle the issue.   For at least the past 15 years, especially as internet...

In our February 2024 Community Chat, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Media and Business Strategist, Nerissa Golden, of Goldenmedia LLC, and ICT Consultant and head of PromoTIC in Haiti, Gregory Domond, the panel discusses: Governments and their use of influencers and content marketing as part of their communications strategy;...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

This is the ninth conversation of the 100+ Conversations to Inspire Our New Direction (#OKFN100) project. Since 2023, we are meeting with more than 100 people to discuss the future of open knowledge, shaped by a diverse set of visions from artists, activists, scholars, archivists, thinkers, policymakers, data scientists, educators, and...

This is the eighth conversation of the 100+ Conversations to Inspire Our New Direction (#OKFN100) project. Since 2023, we are meeting with more than 100 people to discuss the future of open knowledge, shaped by a diverse set of visions from artists, activists, scholars, archivists, thinkers, policymakers, data scientists, educators, and...

We are excited to announce the launch of the Open Data Day 2024 Mini-Grants Application to support organisations hosting open data events and activities across the world. This year, for the first time, we are running two separate calls to accommodate the diverse interests in our community. The first call is for the general community...

Are you a community practitioner or a researcher interested in international networks and the digital commons? This could be an interesting opportunity for you. To strengthen the Open Knowledge Network, Open Knowledge Foundation wants to prototype Open Knowledge Hubs in 6 macro-regions: Latin America, Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, MENA...

We are pleased to announce that the Open Knowledge Foundation has been selected as a grantee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, marking a significant milestone for the development of the Open Data Editor (ODE) application, a tool that will unlock the power of data for key groups, including scientists, journalists and data activists. The...