The Open Data for Development Camp takes place at the Royal Tropical Insitute (KIT).
The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation, operating at the interface between theory and practice and between policy and implementation. The Institute contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange.
KIT was founded in 1910 as the 'Colonial Institute' to study the tropics and to promote trade and industry in the (at that time) colonial territories of the Netherlands. It was founded on the initiative of a number of large companies, with government support, making it an early example of a public-private partnership.
Since 1926, KIT has been housed in a historic building at the edge of the Oosterpark specially designed by the architect J.J. van Nieukerken and his sons. The building is richly adorned with decorative features and symbols referring to different cultures of the world and the colonial history of the Netherlands.
Royal Tropical Institute
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Open Data for Development Camp is organized by Open for Change under the responsibility of Partos and in cooperation with and financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with co-financing of KIT, TexttoChange, Hivos, Oxfam Novib, ICCO. It is part of the shared ambition of Partos and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report about results of Dutch international development activities in a transparent way, on the basis of open data. ODDC takes place at and is developed in cooperation with the Royal Tropical Institute.