Announcement of strategic funding for the Open Data Editor

We are pleased to announce that the Open Knowledge Foundation has been selected as a grantee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, marking a significant milestone for the development of the Open Data Editor (ODE) application, a tool that will unlock the power of data for key groups, including scientists, journalists and data activists.

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And the winners of the Open Data Day 2024 Mini-Grants are. . .

We at the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) are excited to announce the list of organisations that have been awarded mini-grants to help them host Open Data Day (ODD) events and activities across the world. 

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Open Data Day 2024 – Mini-Grants Open Call

We are excited to announce the launch of the Open Data Day 2024 Mini-Grants Application to support organisations hosting open data events and activities across the world.

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Open Knowledge Network Regional Hubs Coordinators – Call for Applications

Are you a community practitioner or a researcher interested in international networks and the digital commons? This could be an interesting opportunity for you.

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End of the year with the Open Knowledge Network

Before we get to 2024, check out the heart-warming updates from around the world by the members of the Open Knowledge Network.

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The South at the world’s centre: OKFN dive into Uruguay’s data marathon

At the beginning of November, I visited Uruguay in the capacity of Open Knowledge Foundation’s Partnerships Lead to take part in #MaratónDeDatos, a pool of various events focused on the work with data, open data and open knowledge, and a meeting point for the global community engaged with the topic. I first arrived in Montevideo […]

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How DPI can help fight Information Pollution during elections

Our workshop in Ethiopia with DPGA members detected misinformation in three stages of the electoral process: voters’ registration, campaigns, and election day. Check out the results.

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Debriefing the 4th round table for a Digital Public Infrastructure for Electoral Processes [Francophone Africa]

Last Wednesday, 22 November, Open Knowledge Foundation and AfroLeadership organised a round table on Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for Electoral Processes, focusing on initiatives developed in Francophone Africa. This was the fourth round table in the framework of this initiative, with which we are trying to map the initiatives and projects already active in the […]

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Csv,conf is going to Mexico!

The most beloved community conference for datamakers from all around the world is back in May 2024! After a very successful seventh edition in Buenos Aires in April 2023, we have decided to linger a little longer in Latin America. We are very excited to announce that csv,conf,v8 will take place in Mexico!  The commallama […]

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Debriefing the 3rd round table for a Digital Public Infrastructure for Electoral Processes [Anglophone Africa]

Last Wednesday, November 15th, we had the pleasure of organising the third round table to share experiences related to the development of open digital technologies and data standards in electoral processes, with a focus on initiatives from Anglophone Africa. Beyond presenting our new initiative, the main objective of the event was to listen to and […]

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Frictionless specs update

Originally published on: https://frictionlessdata.io/blog/2023/11/15/frictionless-specs-update/ We are very pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of NLnet we have kickstarted the Frictionless specifications update. After a first discussion with the community in the last call, we are setting up a working group to help us with the v2 release. Taking into account the group’s concerns about the […]

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