13 July 2011

Watch Live Now: Freeing Kenya's Data

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From now until noon watch "Freeing Kenya's Data:Official Speaks About the Open Government Initiative in Kenya" from World Bank Africa.
On July 8, the Kenyan government launched an Open Data portal, releasing several large datasets, including the 2009 census, seven years of detailed government expenditure data, and the 2005 household income survey. It will provide data access on the web and through mobile phones to researchers, web and software developers, journalists, students, civil society and the general public.

Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications for Kenya is in Washington to attend the Open Government Partnership event organized by the U.S. Department of State. He has kindly agreed to come to the World Bank and discuss this exciting initiative, launched last week by the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki in Nairobi.

The Kenya Open Data portal is an initiative of the government of Kenya spearheaded by the Ministry of Information and Communications, managed by the Kenya ICT Board in partnership with the World Bank, Socrata and; private web and content developers.