innovative Open Data and Visualization(iODaV)

iODaV Objectives and Activities

The main objective is to facilitate the African Innovation process through data management, analytics and visualization.

The specific objectives of this Sub-Task Force are as follows:.

  1. Enable and promote innovations based on open research data published, preserved and accessible for sharing and reuse.
  2. Enable and promote innovations and decision making process through use of data, information and scientific visualization
  3. Support Smart Learning
  4. Support and promote conformity with open data principles,  standards and  JKUAT Open Research Data (JORD) Policy
  5. Support and enable multidisciplinary research activities.
  6. Enable use and reuse of research data to accelerate innovations and achievement of the Kenya Vision 2030, and the UN  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya and the region
  7. Link and be linked to other open data platforms.

Sub-Task Force activities:

  • To offer infrastructure that enable and promote research data publication, preservation, sharing and reuse.
  • To establish an open research data ecosystem.
  • To enable and promote innovations based on open research data
  • To offer short trainings on data management, data curation, and data plan development.
  • To support and promote conformity with open data principles, standards and  JORD Policy
  • To support data analytics and visualization of research data.
  • To promote and enable multidisciplinary research activities.
  • To enable use and reuse of research data to accelerate innovations and achievement of the Kenya Vision 2030, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya and the region
  • To host a Call Centre.
  • To link and be linked to other open data platforms.
  • To engage researchers to identify social problems their research data addresses and create APIs that ICT developers can use to innovate mobile applications that utilize the data.
  • Organize events that will stimulate demand and supply of open data such as annual/regular open data workshops and hackathons with prototypes as outputs.

 

Members of the iODaV Sub-task Force:

  1. Prof Muliaro Wafula (Director iCEOD) -Chair
  2. Prof John Wesonga – Member
  3. Dr. Mercy Mwaniki (iPIC Representative)- Member
  4. Prof Margaret Oloko (iPDeC Representative) –Member
  5. Dr Roselyne Mang’ira  (University Librarian) –Member
  6. Dr Agnes Mindila (SCIT)- Member
  7. Mr Pascal Ouma (ICT Directorate) –Member
  8. Mr Calvins Adhere ( Cooperate Communications) –Member
  9. Prof Simon Karanja (Public Health) –Member
  10. Dr John Kinyuru Ndung’u (Agriculture) –Member
  11. Prof George Orwa (Pausti Representative) – Member