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

We have a very exciting announcement today. We are relaunching the Open Knowledge Network! If you haven’t heard about it in the past, the Network connects those in the open movement across the globe. The members use advocacy, technology and training to unlock information, to create and share knowledge, with the goal of enabling people...

A recent report by the UN’s Broadband Commission Working Group on AI Capacity Building has identified the key challenges that prevent public sector officials, academic researchers, and private stakeholders from effectively using digital tools, developing and implementing digital transformation projects, and addressing complex governance challenges...

As part of the Open Data Day 2022 small grants program, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) supported 14 events. 5 organisations received small grants under the Environmental data category to host open data events and activities: Tanjona Association from Madagascar, Bolivia Tech Hub from Bolivia, Dream Factory Foundation from Botswana, Lekeh...

As part of the Open Data Day 2022 small grants program, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) supported 14 events.  2 organisations received small grants under the Data for equal development category to host open data events and activities: Agro Tech Liberia from Liberia and SUUDU ANDAL from Burkina Faso. Category: Data for equal development...

As part of the Open Data Day 2022 small grants program, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) supported 14 events. 2 organisations received small grants under the Tracking public money flows category to host open data events and activities: Center for Studies University, Society and Science from Brasil, and Digital Openers AB from Sweden....

ICT-Pulse

Although data is considered a valuable resource for organisations, its value comes from the insights and intelligence that can be produced once it is collated, processed and analysed.  Information Management professional, Liselle Ramcharan-Briscoe, discusses among other things: the types of data that could benefit from a data warehousing...

Although Caribbean citizens are online in droves, countries have been experiencing relatively low take-up of new online products and services. We discuss key reasons that have been holding citizens back.   Without a doubt, Caribbean people are using the internet. According to recent research, as much as 97% of a Caribbean country’s...

Without a doubt, Caribbean countries are going digital. But it is unclear how much progress has been made and where there are still gaps that need to be filled. USAID recently published the results of a digital ecosystem study it conducted across 11 Caribbean countries. We speak with researchers, Chelceé Brathwaite and Matthew Cowen, and USAID...

Continuing our exploration of fintech in the Caribbean region, we speak with Davinia Bain, of Crypto Isle in The Bahamas. In our conversation, Davinia shares: what has been happening in the fintech and digital assets space in The Bahamas; her thoughts on the prospect of The Bahamas being blacklisted by the European Union; Crypto Isle’s expansion...

UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

The recent global pandemic impacted many aspects of society ranging from personal health to the global economy. As nations continue to recover socioeconomically, Indonesia through its G20 Presidency chose the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” stressing the importance of collective efforts in developing more inclusive and...