How has Open Data impacted you and your community?
Over the last decade, Open Data initiatives have become increasingly popular with both governments and civil society organisations. These initiatives aim to tap into open data’s potential benefits of innovation, delivery of better services more cost effectively, combating climate change, improving urban planning, and reducing corruption; to name but just a few of the possibilities.
We want to know how opening up data affects those in developing countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) is a partnership of institutions to research, support, train and promote open data in the context of low and middle income countries. We invite you to share with us your stories about how open data has positively impacted you, or those around you; technologically, politically, commercially, environmentally, socially, or in any other way.
This is the chance to tell your inspiring stories, and get them published.
A grand prize of $1000 (USD) is on offer and there are 2 x $500 (USD) runner up prizes!
This competition is being run by the Open Knowledge Foundation as part of the Partnership for Open Data, a joint initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Data Institute, and The World Bank.
Closing Date: 24th March 2014
Winners will be announced within three weeks of the closing date. Terms and Conditions apply.
For more infor http://okfn.org/pod/impact-stories-competition/