We’re excited to be in Dakar, Senegal this weekend, presenting on the subject of big data to regional Civil Society and Governments. The event, organized by UNDP (the United Nation’s global development network), explores scalable solutions for holding governments accountable through data platforms:
Over the past decade, governance assessments have become increasingly important tools in Africa for monitoring whether governments are failing or succeeding in their commitments in legislation, government policies and international law. A workshop gathering civil society, development practitioners and research institutes will focus on civil society’s involvement in governance assessments and explore how these tools can better influence governance and policy processes, and hold governments accountable.
The three-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal, seeks to demonstrate, with specific tools and country experiences, how a more effective involvement by civil society in governance assessments, both as “producers” and “users” of governance data, can promote democratic governance through increased accountability and more inclusive participation.
We’ll be discussing our data visualization technologies as well as our APIs for mining text and imagery. We’re excited for the possibilities as well as to be among such esteemed company.