CFI is inviting young journalists or leaders of civil society organisations in Francophone Africa to take part in a programme providing training in the use of open data and to attend the Open Government Partnership World Summit in Paris (7 to 9 December 2016).
Do you want to acquire skills in the use of open data or to consolidate your capabilities? Would you like to learn how to use technical or legal tools to obtain data of use in your campaigns or surveys? Do you want to expand your network and realise your citizens' initiative projects?
You need to join the OpenData Media project!
The objective: to promote enhanced ownership of open data by members of civil society so as to improve the monitoring of public policy, open governance and democratic dialogue. Following the call for proposals, 20 young journalists or leaders of civil society organisations from Francophone Africa will be selected to take part in this project.
- Training in the use of open data (Dakar):
(from 24 October to 2 November 2016 and/or from 14 to 23 November 2016)
These courses will focus on teaching practical skills and will enable those taking part to reuse existing open data, to collect data and to make them public, and to acquire skills in data-retrieval, -cleaning and -cross-referencing methods.
Participants will also have the opportunity to share experiences of an African civic or journalistic initiative based on the use of open data.
- Participation in the Open Government Partnership Summit and Masterclass (Paris):