To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.

EVENT

World Bank Finances/Open Data EventAnyone

  • Venue: iHub
  • Date: Thursday 26th January 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm
  • Ends: 8:00pm

The World Bank Finances team wants to engage with the iHub community! And a few members of the team (Senior Program Officer & Project Lead: Prasanna Lal Das; Platform Manager: @sandramoscoso; Communications: @samuelslee1) will be heading to Kenya. If you are in Nairobi, please mark January 26th, 2012 on your calendars. We want to connect with you, engage with you, learn from you, work with you, and hopefully start an ongoing conversation and collaboration around open financial data in the development space.
We hope to center the dialogue around two central themes:
  1. How can the World Bank’s financial data on Kenya be used to positively impact development? How would you mash-up our data, including together with the Government of Kenya’s Open Data? How have you used financial data in the past?
  2. How can our financial data be improved, enhanced, added to in order to be more useful to you?
As a part of the World Bank’s larger Data Initiative, the World Bank Finances open data platform and mobile application (web app for non iPhone users – like me! Native Android version in the works) focuses on sharing financial data on what the World Bank is doing through loans, credit, grant, fund, and budget information. Anyone can sort, filter, and visualize, and share the data, which is also available through an API. Feel free to take a look around before the session on the 26th!