Commemoration of World Open Data Day 2020 Held in Garowe Puntland Somalia

On March 7, 2020 with support of Open Knowledge Foundation, Bareedo Platform organized commemoration of Open Data Day under theme of ” Encouraging uptake of local public contracting data in Somalia” in Garowe, Puntland, Somalia. The event was participated by 35 participants from the government, media, civil society organizations, private sector and academic institutions.

Before start of brainstorming and discussion, the participants relevance to the matter was strengthened through brief presentation of the concept of Open Data, Open Contracting Data Standard, the benefits, impact stories and how that can promote transparency and integrity in the public procurement system.