Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day (2022) 

Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day is pleased to announce the beginning of the Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants Application, which will help organizations across the globe stage Open Data events and activities.

Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day 2022

The grant will assist chosen registered organizations with funds ranging from USD 500 to USD 1000 per, depending on the sorts of events. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2022, and the grant-supported activities must take place between June 1 and August 31, 2022.

The awards will encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, focused campaigns, and advocacy initiatives in favor of the Paris Agreement, local climate change efforts, and the use of open data for social impact.

Only in-person events are eligible for this year’s grant money, which will support 14 events. There will be ten open data events and four special category events.

Requirements for Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day:

  • The small grant application is open to all registered organizations across the world, who are interested in hosting in-person open data events and activities in their country.
  • An individual cannot apply for this year’s small grant application, and the events cannot be virtual or online.
  • The application of special grants for the “Ocean data for a thriving planet” category is restricted to organizations and communities living in coastal nations.

Categories for Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day:

This year’s categories are:

  • Environmental data: Use open data to illustrate the urgency of the climate emergency and spur people into action to take a stand or make changes in their lives to help the world become more environmentally sustainable.
  • Tracking public money flows: Expand budget transparency, dive into public procurement, examine tax data or raise issues around public finance management by submitting Freedom of Information requests.
  • Open mapping: Learn about the power of maps to develop better communities.
  • Data for equal development: How can open data be used by communities to highlight pressing issues on a local, national or global level? Can open data be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs?
  • Ocean data for a thriving planet (special category): Use open data to create tools for ocean resilience and sustainability, help communities organize and share ocean data, or combine local and global data sources to show the connections between oceans, climate, and human well-being.

Grant form Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day:

  • It’s a small fund ranging from USD 500 to USD 1000 to help organizations host in-person Open Data events and activities. It supports registered civil society organization events and cannot be used to fund government events.
  • A registered organization can apply once, and for just one category.
  • The grant payment will be transferred to the successful grantees after their event takes place and once the Open Knowledge Foundation team receives a draft blogpost about the event.

Application Deadline: May 13th, 2022

Visit the official website of the Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day

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