Organisation: Open Data Institute

Posts about Manchester are few are far between on this blog and for good reason – its relationship to tech for transparency in Africa is tangential at best. Yet the annual Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit, which was held last week in London, has now provided me with the opportunity to talk about some issues […]

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Predictions about the future of technology are notoriously tricky – today’s cutting-edge technology can quickly become tomorrow’s museum piece. They can also be misleading and a source of disappointment: But when Tim Berners-Lee tells you about the ‘next big things’, you tend to sit up and listen a little more. At yesterday’s Open Data Institute’s […]

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Last week, those of us working in open data, accountability and transparency were in our element. A series of events exploring these issues was organised, culminating in the Open Government Partnership annual summit in Westminster (more about that later this week). Tuesday saw the Open Data Institute’s first annual summit in the wonderful surroundings of […]

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“The purpose, ultimately, is to use aid to end aid.” Tony Blair, Africa Governance Initiative A few weeks ago Indigo attended an event with Tony Blair at the Overseas Development Institute. Entitled ‘Rethinking Leadership for Development’, the event looked at the role that good governance and solid leadership can play in improving the effectiveness of […]

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Last week, the Indigo team attended Africa Gathering’s 2011 conference at the Guardian’s offices in London. Founded on the principle that sharing information is key to the continent’s development, Africa Gathering provides a space for technophiles, thinkers, entrepreneurs and funders to come together ‘to talk about positive change in sustainable development, technology, social networking, leadership, […]

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