This blog post is a guest post done by the Open Data Day Conservation Team and SwahiliBox Research. The post was authored by Harris Mwashalo and Aly Salim.
During the 2015 global open data day, SwahiliBox members gathered in Mombasa to mark this day. We looked at how open data could help solve thorny issues such as improving education, insecurity, wildlife and heritage conservation. Groups were formed to discuss the topics and looked at various datasets available to the public in the local open data repository.