In the past we explored the possible positive impact of convening data users and producers along thematic or utilitarian lines as data communities and how these data communities can form national multi-stakeholder partnerships on development data. We have also explored how convening domain experts to address data availability and dissemination in order to address the challenge of measuring progress against regionally agreed indicators could help support policy and resource mobilization to strengthen data and statistics ecosystems.
LDRI shall continue to apply multi-stakeholder spaces in this way as opportunities to catalyse action through dialogue and support inclusive policy processes to support sustainable development and strengthening of the African data ecosystem.
Our Current Work:
- We host and co-ordinate activities of The Africa Open Data Network
The African Open Data Network (AODN) Is a community of Africans and Friends of Africa who believe in the continent’s development agenda and how open data can make it a reality. Read more
- We co-convene the Big Data for Development (BD4D) network
Big Data for Development (BD4D) Research Network is a Southern-led partnership with the objective of developing policy relevant research on big data for development that is conceptualized and implemented by Southern organizations. The network acts to develop capacity amongst researchers from the Global South, focusing on activities linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to those that address gender related issues. Read more
- We are on the Kenya Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that provides a platform for government and civil society organizations to create National Actions Plans (NAPs) with commitments to make governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. LDRI currently sits on Kenya’s OGP steering that guides the direction of OGP in the country and development of NAPs .
The Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), during the recent International Open Data Conference (IODC 2016), announced that LDRI shall be the initial coordinator of the Africa Open Data Network. Consequently, we are now tasked with developing plans on how the network takes shape on the continent. The official announcement by OD4D can be found here. Africa’s […]
The first National Forum on Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, or “Data Forum” as it has come to be known, was held at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya on 28th and 29th August, 2015. The inaugural event was opened by H.E. Hon. William S Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya […]
The data revolution in Kenya has not only begun but is also inspiring other Africa countries on how data can help us achieve the ambitious Agenda 2063. The National Forum on Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development held on August 28-29th 2015 is a platform that has catalysed the formation of a National Partnership on Development Data in Kenya. It […]