Government Data. Civic Data.

Come Use It To Build Cool Stuff.

Yaounde, Cameroon Jul 27-29, 2016

Yaounde, Cameroon

July 27-29, 2016

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Government’s development spending shapes your life. It pays for the roads and bridges you travel on, for the schools and clinics that nurture you, and the water and electricity that makes your life possible. But, do you really know where the money comes from or where it goes?

Does development spending really improve lives, or grow the economy?

And, can data from civil society help us track other issues ranging from organised crime to terror attacks, or from illegal mining operations to dodgy doctors?

Come join us to find out during a *free* 3-day d|Bootcamp that explores how you can access and use the data. The d|Bootcamp will bring together international speakers, local data journalists and civic watchdogs, alongside technologists and digital designers, for hands-on learning and collaboration on team projects.

The d|Bootcamp is being underwritten by the World Bank, with support from Hacks/Hackers Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).

The best projects will win $10,000 in seed grants and technology support.

Hacks (Journalists) & Bloggers

Journalists, Bloggers, Videographers, Graphic Artists, Interactive Designers. Learn to tell more powerful stories with new new tools. Learn to use data to create localised / personalised content.

Hackers & Makers

Developers, Designers, User Experience (UX) Researchers, Engineers. Come work on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Get connected to new markets, and practice your skills.

Civil Society Professionals

Data Experts, Government ICT Thought-leader and NGOs. Come help connect indicators to issues. Team up with civic technologists and mass media pioneers to build citizen tools.

Session Leaders

serah njambi kiburu

Serah Njambi Rono

Code for Africa

Jean Claude Njutapvoui

Jean Claude Njutapvoui

AfroLeadership Coordinator

Charlie Martial NGOUNOU

CharlesCharlie Martial Ngounou

Code for Cameroon Lead, Founder & CEO AfroLeadership.

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Willy Franck SOB

Open Street Maps Cameroon

Idriss Linge

Idriss Kpoumie


Simon Pierre Kisito Etoundi

Simon Pierre Etoundi

Code for Cameroon


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This Yaounde d|Bootcamp  has been made possible through support from the following partners:

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     africa      ANCIR

Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion
by giving citizens, journalists and civil society
access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills
necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.