Reviewed data management courses in Computer Sc and It courses


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  • According to the Open Data Barometer report of 2013 http://www.opendataresearch.org/dl/odb2013/Open-Data-Barometer-2013-Global-Report.pdf, the UK was ranked the most advanced country for open data readiness, implementation and impact, scoring above the USA (2nd), Sweden (3rd), New Zealand (4th), Denmark and Norway (joint 5th).

  • Kenya was the leading developing country ranked (22st), higher than Ireland (29th) and Belgium (31st).

  • KAINET Open Data and Open Science workshop is timely and a major contributor towards improving Kenya's open data ranking





Reviewed data management courses in Computer Sc. and IT courses

  • Reviewed data management courses in Computer Sc. and IT courses

  • Currently teaching Business and Data Analytics as part of coursework for PhD IT students.

  • Developing MSc in Data Science targeting September this year for launch. Partners/sponsors welcomed to join create much needed capacity for managing the Big and Open data in support to researchers and publishers.

  • Offering professional training and certification in partnership with IBM in Data Management, Business/Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud Technologies, and Mobile Application Development



Five years after the new constitution was promulgated, public institutions have not opened their information.

  • Five years after the new constitution was promulgated, public institutions have not opened their information.

    • Access to information is enshrined in the bill of rights in Kenya, but not yet institutionalized in law.
    • A draft bill is still pending in parliament but the need for an Access to Information Law to action the above constitutional right is necessary to adequately support the advocacy for open data and science in Kenya.


2. The public is not adequately sensitized on open data.

  • 2. The public is not adequately sensitized on open data.

  • 3. The tradition and culture of the Kenyan government has been to keep data private by default.

    • A deliberate strategy need to be taken to change this mindset of public institutions.
    • Innovation of suitable applications needed to increase transparency, access and usage of open data
    • iCEOD is working on innovating simpler ways to access information and data that is open.


We need to explore how opening data can unlock latent value, stimulate innovation and increase transparency and accountability.

  • We need to explore how opening data can unlock latent value, stimulate innovation and increase transparency and accountability.

  • For instance, by utilizing the capacity we are building in Business and Data analytics, KAINet),(KALRO), (MoA-AIRC), (KEFRI), and (FAO), can be enabled to gain deeper insight of their data if made available in open data format.

  • Let us make data free to end user as much as possible.

  • We acknowledge that it cost to get data into desired formats.

  • Open Data Champions must be willing to spare some funds towards making this possible.

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