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Open Data Day 2020 - Mini-Grant Outcomes

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Annabel Van Daalen
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June 22, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen

Three months on from Open Data Day 2020 and the reports are out: from budget data in Indonesia and Uganda to renewable energy data in Germany, Datopian’s mini-grants supported a wealth of open-data events worldwide. Let’s take a look at all 10 projects and what they achieved.

Open Data Bangladesh

Celebrating Open Data Day at the Bangladesh Open University. Photo courtesy of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

In March of this year, we gave you a snapshot

of what we got up to on the 10th Anniversary of Open Data Day, namely a great project to clean up some Covid-19 data. However, this is not all we achieved during the celebration: just like every year, Datopian awarded some mini-grants to support the facilitation of open data events around the globe.


Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data organised by Datopian’s sister organisation, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF). The event involves the coming together of various organisations collaborating on new solutions to issues facing communities using open data.

Open Data Day map

Interactive map from shows that 307 events were organised for Open Data Day 2020.

This year, a handful of donors awarded mini-grants to 62 events worldwide, 10 of which were supported by Datopian. We are delighted to be able to share the outcome reports of our sponsored events with you - thank you to our friends at OKF for compiling these:

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