Science and technology

Data for a food secure world: Takeaways from the Crawford Fund annual conference

Devex has written up a handy summary article of key take-aways from the 2017 Crawford Fund Annual Conference, for which the theme was Transforming lives and livelihoods through the digital revolution in agriculture, from which a strong case for open data emerged. Read the introduction below and the ...

Call for consultation: Draft OECD Recommendation of the Council on Open Government

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has opened its draft recommendations of the Council on Open Government to the public for consultation, open until September 10, 2017. The OECD defines open government as:  “a citizen-centred culture of governance that utilizes innovative and sustainable tools, ...

Call for applicants to COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp

EngageMedia, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) are calling for applications to COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp, to be held on October 22-26 in Indonesia. Applications are open until August 10. Read the full release below, and apply on EngageMedia’s website.—When: 22-26 October ...

GODAN & FAO to host Agriculture Open Data Package forum

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) are seeking partipants for a forum discussion on open data for agriculture from July 10-24 on the e-agriculture platform.Read their release below or at the e-agriculture website.—e-Forum discussion on the ...

Extended call: ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition

The call for entries into the ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition has been extended until July 31. The competition aims to help ‘ASEAN youths in Southeast Asia to help shape the future by harnessing the power of data to highlight key issues in ASEAN. Use ...

Mekong ICT Camp 2017 fellowship applications extended

Applications for fellowships at the Mekong ICT Camp 2017, to be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on September 4-9, have been extended until July 15.The Mekong ICT camp is ‘A Hands-on Workshop on Social Innovation through Information, Communication, and Technology Capacity Development for Independent Media, ...

The state of open licensing in 2017

Open Knowledge has published a great blog post summarising the status of open licencing globally in 2017. Read the post in full below.—June 8, 2017, by Danny LämmerhirtThis blog post is part of our Global Open Data Index (GODI) blog series. Firstly, it discusses what open ...

Open Development Mekong is now open to data contributors!

We are proud to announce our new data crowdsourcing facility on the regional Open Development platform. By becoming a data contributor, you or your organization will be joining our information ecosystem, giving you the opportunity to expand access to publicly available resources on pressing topics ...

US EPA confirms continuity of open data service

US Environmental Protection Agency Public Affairs Director confirms that EPA’s Open Data Web service will not be turned off, given a continuing resolution is passed on April 28, 2017. The service will remain operational and available.Read more at Bernadette Hyland’s Medium article. ...

SERVIR-Mekong seeks Science and Data Lead

Open Development Initiative partners SERVIR-Mekong are seeking experienced candidates for a key position in their team. Please see below for their call for applications, and see their website for more detail on how to apply.The Science and Data Lead is the principal technical expert in ...

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