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

7 June at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EEST Digital Public Goods are a fundamental pillar in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and driving the United Nations (UN) Roadmap for Digital Co-operation. UN Global Pulse has been working...

In 2021, UN Global Pulse, in collaboration with the Digital Public Goods Alliance, conducted qualitative research to understand the enablers and challenges of implementing and scaling digital public goods (DPGs). A DPG is any open source software, open data, open AI model, open standard or open content that adheres to privacy and other applicable...

21 April at 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Jakarta Organized by UN Global Pulse – Pulse Lab Jakarta, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning, this webinar will bring together domain...

ICT-Pulse

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have been launched to much fanfare in the Caribbean region, but take-up has been low. We suggest five ways Caribbean countries can improve their digital currency adoption. The post If you build it, they will not necessarily come: 5 ways Caribbean countries can increase their digital currency adoption first...

From all reports, and thanks to digital media, cable/subscriber TV subscriptions have been declining over the past few years, and there is some evidence that is also the case in the Caribbean region. We discuss reasons why digital media might be killing cable/subscriber TV. The post Is digital media killing cable/subscriber TV? first appeared on...

With the introduction of digital currencies across the Caribbean region, there are even more ways to conduct business electronically, but there still seems to be an emphasis on cash, which is likely well into the foreseeable future. The post What’s the point of pushing digital currencies and transactions if cash is still king? first appeared on...

On 20 April 2022, the Government of The Bahamas released a draft digital assets policy, through which it seeks to realise considerable economic benefit for the country. We outline the policy and briefly share some initial thoughts and considerations. The post What does The Bahamas hope to achieve through its proposed digital assets policy? first...

In our conversation with Chelceé Brathwaite and Yacine Khelladi, we discuss the question "What does it means for a country to have a digital economy?", along with: the anticipated impact or value of having a digital economy; the implications of digital skills, digital literacy and digital inclusion; and key challenges to Caribbean countries in...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Open Knowledge Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants Application to support organisations hosting Open Data events and activities across the world. Depending on the types of events, the grant will support selected registered organisations with grants ranging from USD 500 to USD 1000 each. The...

Originally published on: https://frictionlessdata.io/blog/2022/03/09/save-our-planet/ During these past tumultuous years, it has been striking to witness the role that information has played in furthering suffering: misinformation, lack of data transparency, and closed technology have worsened the pandemic, increased political strife, and hurt...