The Irembo platform was launched by the Rwandan government, it seeks to create e-government services to allow citizens to complete public processes online, such as registering for driving exams and requesting birth certficates.
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The portal makes available data that the City of Cape Town has approved in terms of its Open Data Policy. By sharing this data, the City aims to increase transparency in its processes and actively involve residents and other stakeholders in local government, as well as promote economic opportunity.
Community mapping allows citizens to highlight the parts of their environment of interest or concern them.Community maps are built from local knowledge, experience and expertise but they are more than data gathering. The process of discovering the obvious, hidden and potential assets in a community opens possibilities. Mapping is a valuable digital development and empowerment tool.
The main objective of this initiative is to provide science-based, clear, comparable and complete information on the sustainability of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in order to empower consumers and enable them to make well informed, sustainable decisions.
SAFE was created with the mindset that through strategic partnerships and the implementation of projects in Latin America, resources, and experiences dedicated to promote, design, and implement sustainability practices can be optimized and have a greater impact in transforming coffee and cocoa landscapes. Their structure allows them to work on local, national, regional, and international stages addressing the specific challenges and opportunities present at each level.
The Coral Gables Smart Districts project implements several interconnected and interoperable elements that include a Smart City Hub public platform ( www.coralgables.com/smartcity ), a Data Marketplace, an Application Store, Transparency Portals, a Community Intelligence Center; Data Platforms, Internet of Things, and a robust and resilient technology infrastructure with high-speed communications.
Hasuri Ausanpur village has 23 Wi-Fi hotspots and 23 CCTV cameras for its population of just over 1,000. It even has a website that features the GIS map of the entire village — agricultural land, grazing land, networks of roads and canals.
Courmayeur Municipality and Secure Mountain Foundation co-operated to provide a ‘Smart Bench’ which was airlifted to an elevation of 8,645 feet to a mountain refuge stone hut called “La Casemate”. The Smart Bench communicates data and information to citizens and tourists about trails, people traffic in the immediate area, along with critical environmental conditions. This data will be used to validate when municipal employees or Secure Mountain Foundation volunteers should be deployed to the stone hut during times of peak visitations.
CSCC collects data that can be analyzed to determine opportunities to support the community’s voiced concerns and improved quality of life. They are addressing issues like pedestrian safety, traffic flow, air quality, and near hits. Working with Oak Ridge National Lab, they have begun to develop a “digital twin” model that uses collected data to run real-life simulations. With this approach, they are able to test theories regarding particular interventions to see how those changes would likely play out on the streets.
Montréal considers that open data is central to attaining its objectives not only in matters of transparency and economic development, but also in meeting urban challenges. The city produces and uses data in its internal activities, as well as in the services it provides to its citizens. The more data is made public and shared with the community, the more it will be exploited to its full potential within Montréal’s booming ecosystem.