The ReSAKSS Data Challenge 2019

The ReSAKSS data challenge is an Africa wide -diaspora included- competition targeting researchers, students, creative designers, developers and analysts and anyone passionate about data. The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) supports the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by providing policy-relevant data; facilitating dialogue among stakeholders; monitoring progress

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DataFest Kampala 2019; the First Data Festival in East Africa

DataFest Kampala is the first edition of an international community event in East Africa bringing together data scientists, technologists, designers, government, civil society, business and marketing to connect and explore opportunities for collaboration. The DataFest Kampala is organised by Pollicy, a Uganda-based technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved

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DATA4CHAN.GE 2019 (Five-Day Workshop In Nairobi)

DATA4CHAN.GE brings talented people from the visual storytelling community together with civil society organizations that have fascinating original datasets and powerful stories to tell. DATA4CHANGE 2019, Nairobi (30 May – 3 June) A DATA4CHANGE flagship event is a five-day residential workshop with full immersion into the inner workings of a data visualisation studio. CSOs and

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The Third Data Club Uganda, A Networking Workshop on Data

Data Club Uganda is a networking workshop organized by Pollicy to bring together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data. Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. They believe

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Digital & Data-Driven Journalism Skills Training 2018/19

Pollicy in collaboration with Code For Africa is conducting a digital & data-driven journalism skills training for the year 2018/2019. What is digital journalism? A definition by Wikipedia: Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as opposed to publishing via print or broadcast.” It is important to note that

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Kampala Sparks 2018, Innovation in The Data Age

Sahara Sparks in partnership with the Innovation Village together will be hosting the Kampala Sparks 2018 event this September. Sahara Sparks is the largest East and Central African event on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship. The event promotes an avenue for discussion on global trending technology and supports early-stage companies by providing them with a platform

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DATA4CHAN.GE 2018 (Five-Day Workshop In Jordan)

DATA4CHAN.GE brings talented people from the visual storytelling community together with civil society organizations that have fascinating original datasets and powerful stories to tell. Have you attended a DATA4CHAN.GE workshop before? Are you interested in applying to lead one of the creative teams? OR Are you a graphic designer, front-end web developer, journalist, researcher, data

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The First-ever DATAStrong Program for East Africans

Pollicy, together with Innovation for Change, a demand-driven technical resource lab for six, networked, regional Innovation Hubs, are launching the DATAStrong program for East Africa. DATAStrong is a comprehensive data skills program targeted at civil society in East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania). Pollicy believes in the power of data to revolutionize how governments deliver services to their citizens. They’re

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Speed Friending, the Second Data Club Uganda Workshop

The Second Data Club Uganda is a networking workshop organized by Pollicy to bring together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data. Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation.

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