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

In total, we received 71 small grant applications this year from 30 countries and were greatly impressed by the quality of the event proposals.

This year the winners will receive a grant of USD 500 each to cover the expenses of their ODD event. OKFN opened the donation round with more than half of the prizes and was followed by sponsorship from Link Digital and Datopian.

These are the 20 organisations that will receive small grants (by country, in alphabetical order):

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina

Organise the workshop explaining damegender focusing on Open Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Meninas da Geotecnologia 
πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Brazil

Organise a hybrid event to bring tools and discussion of the use of AI to help monitor Amazon.

Youth Open Data
πŸ‡§πŸ‡« Burkina Faso

Organise the workshop to train young people on Open Data and AI, and their impact on the transparency of funds for humanitarian aid.

FundaciΓ³n Abriendo Datos
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡± Chile

Organise debate about the results obtained after 10 years of promoting open data in our country; as well as the next challenges to consider, politically and normatively. The debate will consider different areas and digital strategies associated with open data and AI.

Grafoscopio Community
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Colombia

Organise a hackathon in BogotΓ‘ to promote critical civic participation around machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prototype interconnections between grassroots wikis/interactive documentation via chat-bots.

Act4Change RDC
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡© Congo

Organise the workshop to build the capacity of students from ICT universities from the city of Goma on the impact of data in improving the AI’s result automation process – case of ChatGPT.

Acatech Technology PLC
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή Ethiopia

Organise a hackathon to create awareness among selected government agencies by demonstrating AI Applications built on top of Open Data.

Dagbani Wikimedians Usergroup
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ Ghana

Organise an event to explore the potential of open data in advancing AI and machine learning technologies to foster a collaborative community of industry players who are passionate about leveraging open data for the greater good.

Fablab Winam
πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ Kenya

Organise an event to discuss and inspire local informal manufacturers on how high-level technologies can transform their production and how to use open data.

Tanjona Association
πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬ Madagascar

Organise a two-day workshop for graduate students focusing on using open source tools for environmental monitoring, including the Digital Earth Africa application and QGIS for data analysis and mapping to learn & collaborate in building solutions together.

Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Programme
πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ό Malawi

Organise a hackathon for automatic mapping of sanitation facilities from aerial images. Participants will work in teams that will compete in detecting sanitation facilities such as pit latrines from drone imagery.


πŸ‡³πŸ‡¦ Namibia

Organise an event to bring together Namibia university students to discuss how to include culture and local context into publicly available data and advocate for a legal framework that is supporting open data in Namibia.

Organise the workshop to spread awareness at the local level regarding feasibility and impact of climate change interventions through AI Technology (ENACT).

Women Environmental Program
πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Nigeria

Organise an event to teach participants about how to use Open AI technologies for environmental conversation and monitoring in Nigeria.

USTP YouthMappers
πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ Philippines

Organise the workshop to introduce and apply the concept of artificial inteligence through open mapping (via RapID Editor).

GeoTE Tanzania 
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ Tanzania

Organise mapathon to create open data with artificial intelligence tools to enhance disaster response specifically in areas prone to earthquakes.

OpenStreetMap Togo
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬ Togo

Organise an event to exchange the potential of open data and artificial intelligence and how to use them to answer the daily challenges of our communities.

Amara Hub
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Uganda 

Organise an event to bring together stakeholders to collaboratively design and develop AI solutions that address the wildlife conservation challenges facing Northern Uganda.

Organise an event to educate attendees on the opportunities that artificial intelligence and open for the development of the country, and to create working links between the speakers and researchers in attendance.

GSU YouthMappers
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό Zimbabwe

Organise an event to showcase how open data plus artificial intelligence is transforming the agricultural sector. YouthMappers chapter will spread Geographic Information Systems (GIS) awareness and showcases a land productivity analysis tool by GMES/RCMRD and Africa.

Create your own schedule

You can browse all 100+ events registered on the map and create your own schedule – filtering by city, language or theme. Some events will take place virtually, so stay tuned to see what’s happening in countries other than your own.

And there’s still time to organize and register your own event. Not sure how? We help you here.

About Open Data Day

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world, where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data.

Groups from around the world create local events on the day where they use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society.

Need more information?For more information, you can reach out to the Open Knowledge Foundation team by emailing opendataday@okfn.org. You can also join the Open Data Day Google Group to ask for advice or share tips and get connected with others.