According to http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=18562122 the idea behind open data is that information held by government should be freely available to use and re-mix by the public. Kenya is among the countries that have embraced open data and e-government, Itâ€™s a movement to make non-personal data,:
1. open so that it can be turned into useful applications 2. support transparency and accountability 3. make sharing data between public sector partners more efficient.
On the other hand , according to Wikipedia, e-government refers to digital interactions between a government and its Citizens
1. What opportunities does the Open data initiative present to the Nation, to what extent have they been exploited? 2. What challenges does the use of open data present and how can they be mitigated? 3. What are the key drivers in the use of Open Data? 4. As a country do we have any form of Licensing that determines the use of Open data? 5. The government has embarked on a number of e-government initiatives, to what extent has the Citizenry embraced e-government? What steps should the country take to ensure the citizens fully embrace e – government?
The floor is open