The project was invited to present to a meeting of Carnegie Corporation grantees in Nairobi, Kenya, on 15 May 2013. The invitation was timely as we could draw from the rich discussions and presentations on open data at the first ODDC network meeting in London late in April. The presentation provided an opportunity to introduce the audience of African university vice-chancelors, heads of commissions and think-tanks to:
- an overview of what open data is
- the value of open data
- examples of the impact of open data
- key issues and trends in open data
- open data pltaforms
- implications of open data for higher education.
The presentation was well received with representatives from Codesria, Trust Africa, the African Leadership Centre and Crest showing particular interest.
Francois van Schalkwyk