Open Data Day Bukavu - Relatório do Evento

Saturday 6 March 2021
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Europe, Middle East & Africa)

No sábado, 6 de Março de 2021, o décimo primeiro Dia dos Dados Abertos foi realizado por pessoas de todo o mundo através da organização de centenas de eventos para celebrar, promover e disseminar o uso de dados abertos. Graças aos generosos suportes, a Open Knowledge Foundation foi capaz de apoiar a realização de mais de 60 destes eventos através nosso esquema de minibolsas.

Este evento recebeu uma minibolsa da Open Knowledge Foundation graças ao suporte de the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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Como seu evento celebrou os Dados Abertos?

On Saturday 6th March 2021, Demokrasya organised an open data activity in eastern Congo region. Organised to mark Open Data Day, the event had the goal of raising awareness to the Congolese community - especially the women’s rights community - on the use of open data in defending the women’s accessibility to employment.

The event’s activities consisted of paying attention to the open data contribution in increasing the women’s accessibility to employment and helping foster balance between men and women in the professional world.

During the event’s activities, both the women and men attending the event’s activities analysed factors that hinders women’s accessibility to employment locally.

As most job offers are now published over the internet, participants deplored the lack of necessary knowledge of women about how to find jobs through the internet. Furthermore, the weak internet penetration in hard-to-reach areas exacerbates this situation as most of women didn’t know about the existence of platforms for job offers.

In response to this challenge, the event’s facilitator shared two local platforms for job offers - and - and job offer data was exploited in teaching them how to find a local job offer.

After the project’s completion, participants were able to;
• Search employment data from local platforms and share them to women’s networks in order to reach out to them who need them
• Subscribe to the job platform to get timely job alerts
At the end of the activities, participants promised to advocate for the simplification of the conditions in treating and analysing the job documents submitted by the women.

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Open Data Day made us understand how important is to spread the open data concept in the under-reported world. Thanks to the open data concept, community from rural areas in Africa can also have an up-to-date overwiew on how the world is moving and better prepare in every mutation the world is facing.

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