Who we are

Orodata is a Civic Technology Organization simplifying and democratizing public data – leveraging data visualization, infographics storytelling and Open Data methodologies  to foster ease of access to information, drive accountability and transparency.

Orodata also enables and strengthens government in improving its capacity to communicate reform initiatives, actions, policies and programs effectively using simple, ready – to – understand language to stakeholders and citizens.

Good communication capacity and strategies reinforce accountability and transparency, reduces hurdles, challenges and reshapes the relationship between the citizen and government, hence empowering the citizen to even hold government more accountable.

While we educate and inform citizens on how public money is spent, corruption and public service delivery, so as to sharpen spending choices, we also provide in-depth visual data analysis on various crisis, disaster, conflicts – and the usage of humanitarian intervention funds and governance of resources related to them to help inform public decisions.

 

We ‘Socialize’ data, thus ensuring the right data or information is in front of the right person – a decision maker, a citizen, – at the right time, at the right place.

By unleashing the power of public data, we hope to improve public service delivery, spur innovation, sustainable development and address multidimensional issues in the country’s weak and failing states

Why this

Institutional, bureaucratic and cultural resistance pose a significant challenge to data transparency, thus restricting access government data. Citizens for long are unaware the activities and policies of government.

And when they inquire, they are met with resistance due to vested interests; fear of losing authority, or of being exposed or simply from an inherent fear of the unknown.

At what end

Open and simplified data facilitates participatory and citizen involvement while controlling fraud, fostering accountability and transparency.

The public service is critical in promoting sustainable and equitable social and economic growth. It’s administrative ‘capacity’ is a key factor in effective implementation and communication of government’s policies and programs, but what happens when that ‘capacity’ is highly lacking? Today, as technology and digitization is rapidly advancing, so is the clamor for good governance and transparency.

Our methodologies more than enables inclusion; stakeholders are able to understand data easily, see trends, cause-effect, relationships, connections and engage in swift informed decision making while paving a path for good governance.