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Data Literacy and Open Data Courses

  • Sudan Evidence Base Program provides general overview of finding and analyzing data, visualizing data and making claims. The course is available in English and Arabic and takes just over five hours to complete.
  • Nepal Data Literacy Program comprises a 100-hour modular, customizable pedagogy to support both technical skills-building and efforts to enhance a ‘culture of data use’ among Nepalis. This is intended for everyone and can be customized based on needs of learners.
  • Data course for local government in Tanzania is a modular curriculum to develop foundational data skills for students and trainers of the Local Government Training Institute. This curriculum is broken up into two different courses aimed at building basic data skills required for local government officers.
  • Open Data for Data Producers provides a broad overview of Open Data principles and best practices from the standpoint of a data producer, and empowers data managers and technical staff with the background and skills to contribute to the Open Data community. This course is primarily intended for managers and technical staff involved in the production, management, and curation of data, particularly within government ministries. It assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or specific technical skills. Upon completion, users may take an online assessment test to obtain a completion certificate from the online platform.
  • Open Data for Data Users provides a broad overview of Open Data from a user standpoint and empowers anyone to take full advantage of Open Data. It is intended for anyone who wants to make better use of Open Data, including ordinary citizens, and assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or technical skills. Upon completion, users may take an online assessment test to obtain a completion certificate from the online platform.
  • Open Data for Policymakers provides a general overview of Open Data principles and best practices for public policymakers, with focus on the development and implementation of an Open Data program. It is primarily intended for public policymakers in governments that are considering the establishment or expansion of an Open Data program and assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or technical skills. This course is much shorter than the other two and provides no certificate option.