Tag: Africa

Announcing the Green Fellowship

The Open Institute’s Green Fellowship is given in line with our goal to shed light to “the invisibles” – those communities of people who are

Sabasi training in Bujumbura

Piloting Sabasi: Data Collection Made for Africa

We have been developing Sabasi as a free and open-source tool designed to help individuals and organizations to collect and manage data. We realised that there are a lot of tools out there, but many of them do not work in our context, where we frequently need to do our work in very remote areas. Designed for our African context, Sabasi is easy to use and requires minimal training.
Our Technology Director tells all about his recent trip to Bujumbura where we are piloting the use of Sabasi.

#FichaUchi: Guard your personal data

#FichaUchi is a social media campaign that was aimed at demystifying the Data Protection concept by providing factual, age-appropriate information about Data Protection.

14 Countries, 1 Event: Open Data Day Africa 2021

The Open Institute on the 6th of March convened virtual webinars across various African countries to commemorate the global celebration of the Open Data Day. This year’s event was themed “Data for Equal Development”, and discussions centred around the need to promote the conversation on data governance in the COVID-19 context, a topic that inspired the #RestoreDataRights movement that seeks to promote transparent, accountable and inclusive data governance in Africa.