As part of the USAID Civic Engagement Project, Foundation Metamorphosis, in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, organized a two-day online training on open data. The training was held on 29 and 30 June 2020.
The training noted participation of members of open data teams from the Ministry of Local Self-Government, State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, Public Revenue Office, Agency for Real Estate Cadastre and State Market Inspectorate.
The open data training aimed to promote knowledge and skills of persons that would work on opening data in their respective institutions.
Within the two-day training, participants had the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of the concept and benefits of open data and technical aspects of open data, including open data formats, data set structure, data quality dimensions and techniques of dataset filtering and anonymization.
During the training, members of open data teams in state institutions acquired advanced knowledge of the process of identification, cataloging and prioretization of datasets, as well as practical knowledge of the process of publishing datasets on the portal data.gov.mk.
The open data training is part of the activities implemented to secure technical support to certain institutions in the process of opening their data.
The USAID Civic Engagement Project is a five-year initiative with a budget of 9.4 million dollars, and is a leading programme of the USAID Office in North Macedonia for strengthening the dialogue between citizens and the covernment concerning significant issues that hold public interest.