Presentation on African Open Platform Project in Ghana

Presentation on African Open Platform Project in Ghana

21st Century is the century of data. Data skills and infrastructure will be essential for economic advancement and for sustainable development.We need to create a ‘world that counts‘, that gathers data and uses data to understand itself. There is no need for developing data skills and infrastracture in Africa. African universities have an essential role to play as stewards of the data created by African research. The data from many research projects conducted in Africa is not looked after in African institutions. African institutions need to present their research outputs, including data, a a shop… Continue reading →

A recap on open data

Open knowledge is what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and used. The key features of openness are: Availability and access: the data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form. Reuse and redistribution: the data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets. The data must be machine-readable. Universal participation: everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute —… Continue reading →

A case study of Kenya’s open data

A case study of Kenya’s open data

This is a presentation of the case study of Kenya’s open data. It seeks to share with the public how open data can be harnessed to help the various sectors of the economy. It seeks to explain how it can be applied in disaster management, smart learning, smart cities, policy development, agriculture, health, the list is endless. Follow the above presentation by Prof. Wafula Muliaro in Ghana

KALRO (KAINet) Open data and open science in agriculture workshop

KALRO (KAINet) Open data and open science in agriculture workshop

JKUAT is participating in the Open Data Workshop going on at Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi. The Vice Chancellor Prof Imbuga attended the morning session. Prof Muliaro was among the three leading panelist. The key objectives of the workshop is to better understand open data and open access, proposing strategy for increasing agriculture data for science and technology, and share knowledge among stakeholders. Prof Muliaro who is the iCEOD Director shared what is being done to contribute to capacity building for big and open data, what needs to be done to create an enabling environment for open… Continue reading →

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Prof Muliaro wish to see the vision of  iCEOD that states : ” iCEOD to emerge as the premier research and development centre for technology transfer and open data for economic and human advancement”  achieved. Its a big step for JKUAT and Kenya to have iCEOD established. iCEOD will serve as a regional  Data Sharing Centre that will accelerate generation, analysis, management and archival of scientific data for development. iCEOD goals and vision hope to be actualized in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the… Continue reading →