There is a great potential to use data, particularly open data in order to make the world a better place and improve the lives of citizens around the world.
For instance, open data can be used to increase the transparency and accountability of governments.However, many of the groups who are closest to the problems such as NGOs, journalists, and citizens currently lack the skills to use data effectively. Some of them don’t even know about the potential of utilizing data for the benefit of their work.
OKFN’s project School of Data is working towards empowering everybody, including civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively, gain powerful insights and create value by using data.
Read more and take a course at School of Data by visiting their website at: http://schoolofdata.org