Dec. 5th: Mobile Monday Dar on Open data and mapping!

Soon it is time to meet at the last Mobile Monday Dar es Salaam for 2011. It will be held at COSTECH innovation space on December 5th, starting from 18.00. Theme of the meeting  is a hot topic focusing on open data, mapping & Open Government Partnership.

What are the possibilities and debate around open data and how does the OGP initiative connect to it? How can information be collected, mapped and used using mobile tools?

These are some questions our exciting speakers will answer:

Mr Joseph Ngwegwe, Tanzania Program Manager of Twaweza.
Joseph will introduce us into Open Government Partnership, which Tanzania entered just last week, and he’ll highlight some ways how technology can enhance openness.

Mr Edwin Mugerezi, Managing Director of InfoBridge Consultants Ltd.
Edwin will present mobile solutions for mapping media content and points of interest with GPS positioning.

Mr Msilikale Msilanga and Mr Deogratius Minda, students at Ardhi University.
Reginald and Deogratius will their experiences of a recent mapping project at Tandale, where their collected data of the unmapped community buildings and services together with the community members into OpenStreetMap (search for Tandale). They did the project together with World Bank and Twaweza and it’s planned to be expanded to larger regions in Dar and Tanzania. Read the World Bank blog story for background.

So it’s going to be an extremely interesting MoMo again! Register here to secure your participation! And remember the challenge from last MoMo: every man should bring at least one woman interested in ICT with them! 😉

PS. Download the program poster to share the event on your notice board.

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