A Colombian minister begins by welcoming us to Colombia, highlighting their ambitious #vivedigital (living digital) plan.

She notes that the government here has emphasised open data. They are the top country in the open data index. They have a portal, www.datos.gov.co, which has a large number of datasets from over 500 public entities. Apps are in development to help life become easier for citizens.

A few examples of where open data has been effective:

  1. Agrotón: app developers working with the agricultural sector.

  2. Apps for peace: supporting demobilisation and reconciliation.

  3. Colombia appsessicble: helping those with physical disabilities to participate in daily life, like viewing films.