Malick Tapsoba, Technical manager of the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative, MDENP, demonstrates and discusses the new application, "Our Schools, Our Data", which launches today (5th June) as part the new Burkina Open Data Initiative (BODI) . The app uses education data from Burkina Faso's new, pilot, open data platform: data.gov.bf, also launching today. The platform is already home to over 50 government datasets that can be accessed and reused by anyone.
The Burkina Faso initiative is supported by the UK’s Open Data Institute, its Paris Node: FivebyFive via the Partnership for Open Data, and the World Bank.
Our Schools Our Data has been developed to improve citizens’ access to information about schools, as well as helping government better engage with technologists through face to face community building and empowering local communities by training them in surveying techniques and editing software.