Rwanda’s Data Revolution Policy published

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) yesterday published Rwanda’s Data Revolution Policy setting out the country’s blueprint for creating a data ecosystem in the country. With the aim of “attaining an innovation data-enabled industry for accelerated social economic development”, the Data Revolution Policy sets out a plan of action for NISR to carry out between […]

Rwanda second in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 Open Data Barometer

Rwanda second in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 Open Data Barometer

Rwanda has come second in Sub-Saharan Africa in an international open data ranking released today. Only Kenya came higher for the region in terms of how ready countries are to implement open data agendas in order to take advantage of the coming data revolution. Rwanda ranks 46th in the world for open data with the United Kingdom and United States coming […]

Reactions to Rwanda’s open data ranking

Following yesterday’s announcement of Rwanda’s great performance in the Open Knowledge Global Open Data Index 2015, there were some great reactions to the news from Rwanda and around the world. We have gathered some of the best together below: #Rwanda in the news: Rwanda has the most available government open data in #Africa — […]

TUMENYE: promoting civic tech in Rwanda

The term “civic tech” in a broad sense means any technology that is used to empower citizens or helps make government more accessible, efficient and effective. Civic tech is not a new concept. People have been using technology to empower citizens and improve government operations. There is an abundance of examples we can point to […]

Access to information, open data and data journalism in Rwanda

This post originally appeared on the Sobanukirwa blog on May 15, 2015. For the last two days, members of Team Tumenye have been in Gisenyi talking about access to information, open data and data journalism at an event organised by Rwanda’s National Institute of Statistics. The event was a great chance to share information and advice […]