Lightning Chats w/ Asoka Obeyesekere: Why is Public Data Important for Better Governance?
The first episode of 'Lightning Chats on Public Data' - a series exploring the need for public access to public data held by government agencies. By highlighting the experiences of researchers, advocates, professionals and officials, we hope to create a conversation on the need to #MakePublicDataPublic.Watch
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