Every Saturday, about thirty members of the Open Data Community, will gather to develop collaboratively the second version of this application which aims to provide a visualization of the primary schools and kindergartens in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso.
The first version of NENDO was developed in 2014 and provided visualization of schools located in the municipality of Komki-Ipala.
The second version NENDO 2, should be extended to the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. « The pilot version covers the Komki-Ipala municipality.
Seen the success of this first version, ANPTIC undertook this time to extend the experience to the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso », said Mr. Malick TAPSOBA, Assistant Coordinator of BODI.
For the Development of Nendo 2, several communities are involved. here they are: Jokkolabs, Geek Developers Network, Open Education, Open Burkina, BEOG-NEERE.Org, OpenStreetMap Burkina Faso, OuagaLab, the National union of secular private education institutions, SOTRACO SA as well as journalists and individuals interested by Open Data. State bodies such as the Ministry of Education, the National Agency for Promotion of Information and Communication Technologies, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy are also participants.
At this first gathering, members of the involved communities have set the three following working groups: « Data Team » in charge of collecting data; « Development Team » in charge of Developing the application and « Communication Team » in charge of promoting the project.
Eventually, the NENDO application will be open sourced and free. Every citizen will have the opportunity to visualize all the information that the project will have collected including a digital map with multiple layers of schools in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. This application is undoubtedly a decision tool for parents that helps in choosing a school for their children but also a decision tool for the government and its partners.
In general, according to Mr. Malick TAPSOBA, « NENDO aims to be a decision-support tool for education stakeholders but also a visibility platform for schools. «
Awaiting the end of the ongoing development work, it is still possible to see the first version on NENDO at http://nendo.data.gov.bf.
See below a storify of the event:
Constance KABORE & Groupe Communication/NENDO2
Translated from French by Malick LINGANI