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Making Kabissa data open

Tobias Eigen

Kabissa is an organization started in 1999 that aims to connect people and organizations for Africa using an online platform built using Drupal and CiviCRM. Existing functionality includes a searchable online directory and map that is managed directly by people working in member organizations.

At this session, I would like to discuss possibilities for using open data to make our online database of over 1500 organisations in Africa more widely useful and to more effectively help increase the exposure of our member organizations online and to build up the reputation and trust of organizations that are doing the best work on the ground.

Ideal outcomes would be:

  • Use cases
  • Data model
  • Roadmap
  • Potential partners

Background reading:



- Tobias' notes on the session are here

- Read a short update on the conversation that took place here (scroll down to 'Making Kabissa Data Open')




Tobias Eigen's picture

Hi everyone,

I greatly enjoyed this session, which we ran in a participatory format. Did anyone take any photos? If so please let me know.

I wrote about my ODDC experience on my blog, including about this session. I would welcome follow-up contact and feedback! Link:

Warm regards,