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Open Data Day 2024: Open Data for Sustainable and Inclusive Development for All
  • Date: Saturday, 2 March 2024
  • Time: 8:30 am > 11:30 am
  • Location: Phnom Penh

Open Development Cambodia, in partnership with the Ponlok Chomnes Program, will organise the “Open Data Day 2024: Open Data for Sustainable and Inclusive Development for All” on 2 March 2024 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Raintree Office Space, Phnom Penh.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To raise public awareness about open data and inclusive development in Cambodia,
  • To provide a safe space for marginalized and vulnerable individuals to voice concerns and engage in discussion,
  • To encourage community involvement in digital development and transformation by developing innovative ideas using open data and inclusive participation, and
  • To announce the Hackathon

The Open Data Day 2024 will gather at least 75 participants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic institutions, think tanks, and universities whose main focuses are promoting research and knowledge and the general public, indigenous youth groups, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+.

About Open Data Day:
Since its founding in 2010, International Open Data Day (ODD) has been a global event held annually to raise awareness and encourage the use of open data. To advance open data in their own communities, open data enthusiasts will plan local events all across the world.

Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC) is the leading open data platform in Cambodia, which makes up-to-date and reliable data and information on socioeconomic and environmental issues publicly available as a “one-stop shop”. ODC promotes the use of accurate data for evidence-based and transparent decision-making processes towards the sustainable development of the country. For the past ten years, ODC has actively worked to enhance the amount of public data, raise public awareness, and build capacity of relevant stakeholders. ODC uses its expertise in data and ICT, mapping and GIS, digital security, and research to compile, analyze, and disseminate information in user-friendly and accessible digital formats. Material available on ODC’s online platform includes datasets, information topic pages, interactive maps, news, and legal documents, among others. ODC does not promote any particular perspective, agenda, or bias other than to provide objective information about Cambodia and its development.

The Asia Foundation is implementing the Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia Program between July 2023 and June 2027 with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The goal of Ponlok Chomnes II is that public policy decisions, based on evidence and informed by inclusive dialogue, are operationalised and become the norm in Cambodia.

This event is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through The Asia Foundation’s Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia program. The views expressed in this event are the speakers’ alone and are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, The Asia Foundation, or Open Development Cambodia Organization.