What we learned about Open Data Day 2021

A few months ago on Open Data Day 2021, over 300 teams from around the world organised Open Data Day events. Thanks to our partners – Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Latin American Open Data Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership and Datopian – we also gave […]

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Measuring a crisis: Why data is crucial to ensure the right to education

The Open Knowledge Foundation has had a long-standing working relationship with the Right to Education Index, a global monitoring and accountability initiative aimed at ensuring that everybody can enjoy their right to a quality education. It’s difficult to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the right to education. We know that 1.6 billion children, or […]

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Open Data Day 2022 will take place on Saturday 5th March 2022

We are pleased to announce that Open Data Day 2022 will take place on Saturday 5th March 2022. Open Data Day is an annual, global celebration of open data. Each year, groups from around the world create local events to show the benefits of open data in their local community and encourage the adoption of […]

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Announcing the winner of the Net Zero Challenge 2021

Three months ago, the team at Open Knowledge Foundation launched a new project – the Net Zero Challenge – a global competition to identify, promote and support innovative, practical and scalable uses of open data that advance climate action. We received over 80 applications from 40 different countries. Many of them were excellent. From the applications, we chose a shortlist of five teams […]

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Open Data Day 2021 – it's a wrap

On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to the generous support of this year’s mini-grant funders –Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and […]

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Watch the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest

This week, five shortlisted teams took part in the final stage of the Net Zero Challenge – a global competition to identify, promote and support innovative, practical and scalable uses of open data that advance climate action. The five teams presented their three-minute project pitches to the Net Zero Challenge Panel of Experts, and a live audience. Each pitch was followed by […]

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Unveiling the new Frictionless Data documentation portal

Have you used Frictionless Data documentation in the past and been confused or wanted more examples? Are you a brand new Frictionless Data user looking to get started learning?  We invite you all to visit our new and improved documentation portal. Thanks to a fund that the Open Knowledge Foundation was awarded from the Open […]

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Take part in EU Open Data Days, an event focused on the benefits of open data and its reuse in the EU

Open Knowledge Foundation are partnering with the Publications Office of the European Union for EU Open Data Days, an event to bring the benefits of open data and its reuse to the EU public sector. Below you can find details about the event in a press release republished from the Publications Office. Participate in the […]

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Meet our panel of experts for the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest

The Net Zero Challenge is a global competition to answer the following question – how can you advance climate action using open data? Our aim is to identify, promote, support and connect innovative, practical and scalable projects. Having selected our shortlist of projects competing for the $1,000 USD prize, we have now invited all the […]

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New edition of Data Journalism Handbook published open access

This blogpost is republished from the original with kind permission from Liliana Bounegru. Today The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice (which I co-edited with Jonathan Gray) is published on Amsterdam University Press. It is published as part of a new book series on Digital Studies which is also being launched today. You can find the book here, […]

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Meet the projects shortlisted for the Net Zero Challenge

Earlier this week we announced the time and date for the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest, and invited you to register for the event here. We are now ready to announce the shortlist of projects that have made it to the second stage of the Net Zero Challenge.  When we launched the Net Zero Challenge […]

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