Join AidData, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund for the premiere of their documentary film ‘Open Data: A Journey of Discovery in Nepal’ at the International Open Data Conference 2015.
The informal brown bag lunchtime session will be in room 102 from 12.15 – 13.30 on Thursday 28th May. The 13-minute film will be shown, followed by a discussion.
This short documentary follows the journey of journalist Gyanu Sharma in Nepal, who understands that having access to data can help him create a better future for his son. He is one of a growing number of citizens and civil society groups globally who have a hunger for data because they understand its powerful potential for change.
But current barriers are severely hindering the use and impact of open data. There is limited data currently available, its quality is poor and it can be difficult or impossible to compare and combine. Gyanu’s story brings to life the vital role of data in development and shows what work still needs to be done.