On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising hundreds of events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to generous support from key funders, the Open Knowledge Foundation was able to support the running of more than 60 of these events via our mini-grants scheme.
We involved 40 community members of Matare Village District Community and the local development officer in Serengeti. We held a discussion about open data and how can data help the community to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and why is necessary to have open data. We discussed in the form of groups the three biggest challenges that Matare Community is facing and how can they be solved by having appropriate data. We also talked about examples of open data and discussed if there are any SDGs that are taking place in their community and how to measure the changes as they happen in the community.
So proud to be part of this! https://t.co/2Ijw5yBYr6— Hope for Girls and Women (@HopeForGirlsTZ) February 12, 2021
• What is open data? And what examples of open data exist (such as OpenStreetMap)?
• How can open data be used for development and planning?
• Discussing the types of data we need in our community in order to be moving towards SDGs.
It is the day that bring people with the same interests together and share their knowledge about data.
Yes. We produced a dataset during the session showing that the total number of households in Matare Village is 720. And that there are the following types of water sources available in Matare (Boreholes 5, Taps 0, Springs 8, Pond 4).