Women's economic development and access to data resources in Uganda - Event Report

Saturday 6 March 2021
Kampala, Uganda (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Nalumansi Phionah

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.

This event received an Open Knowledge Foundation mini-grant thanks to support from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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How did your event celebrate open data?

We celebrated Open Data Day with 10 beautiful young girls and five women because of Covid-19 we could not reach our target number.

We covered three topics and all we encouraged all participants to join in the discussions. Topic 1 was "What is restricting women/girls from getting data about economic development?" We got a common answer "'gender inequality and education. Topic 2 asked what are the resources in our community which we can use to develop economically? The answer was adding value to traditional crops, access to the market and make use of available opportunities and resources. Topic 3 was about how one can get access to data resources in community and the sharing of available resources and opportunities.

Lessons learned from your event

  1. Information about markets, prices and weather seasons can be found on smartphones or they can use our office computers for such information.

  2. Gender inequality is the biggest problem in community which hinders women and girls from economic development and it can be addressed starting from our homes to schools and society

Why do you love Open Data Day?

It encourages community leaders to provide information to the right people.

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