Kenya launched Africa’s first national open data initiative

Kenya openData is an initiative by the Kenyan government with substantial support from various IT companies

Our information is a national asset, and this site is about sharing it.

The goal of opendata.go.ke is to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public.

The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched on 7 July by President Kibaki, together with many politicians, government officials, local technologists, representatives of the World Bank (who has been instrumental in organizing and helping publish the data through their Mapping for Results program), and along with Google, Ushahidi, the iHub community and many selected youth.

Among the main drivers on KODI has been Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the Permanent Secretary of Information and Communications.

Read more about this on the white AFRICAN blog

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