Better Budget Data Quest

  • National Treasury
  • Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Feb 06, 2019
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Description

Please join National Treasury, IMALI YETHU and our host, Northern Cape Treasury, for the vulekamali Online Budget Data Portal Better Budget DataQuest event taking place in Kimberley on the 1st and 2nd March 2018. We are developing a user-friendly online budget data website (vulekamali.gov.za). Vulekamali seeks to make national and provincial budget data accessible to all South Africans. As part of Open Data Day on the 2nd March 2019, the Better Budget Data Quest will form part of an international Better Budget Data Quest for Sustainable Development, hosted by GIFT.

The DataQuest is an opportunity for you to find new insights on certain topics and innovative ideas to improve budget allocations and execution. The process will also be an opportunity for data publishers to expand budget and data literacy, to increase awareness and engagement, as well as an occasion to observe users’ challenges in using the data to improve publication means.

The event is open to all data geeks including journalists, data analysts & scientists, economists, CSO Leaders, students, budget analysts, developers, designers and communicators.

What should you bring? 

A laptop, tablet or smartphone, if you’ve got one, as well as your sense of wanting to dig into budget data & APIs. There will be a limited number of laptops available at the venue if you require one.

A winner will be chosen in each of the following (onsite and online):
Best Story Telling

Enriching Data

Best Virtual Solution

The winners will have an opportunity to win an experience prize, sponsored by GIFT, who will select the 2 best concepts from each country to go into the draw for an opportunity to attend a global conference.
If you not based in Kimberley, you are able to participate through an online/ virtual medium, please follow vulekamali twitter or facebook for information on how to do so.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School