The work of the Caribbean Open Institute (COI)

Short description 

The COI takes advantage of Open Data initiatives to create new services and provide new ways of presenting valuable information and positively impacting and empowering the constituents they serve.

Problem/Issue statement 

What makes data journalism different to the rest of journalism is perhaps the new possibilities that open up when you combine the traditional ‘nose for news’ and ability to tell a compelling story, with the sheer scale and range of digital information now available.

Data Needs statement 

Interviewee – Dr. Maurice McNaughton, Director of Excellence, Center of Excellence, the Mona School of Business at the University of the West Indies (UWI)
DATA- Caribbean Open Institute

Impact statement 

The COI supports evidence-based policy making in the Caribbean by simultaneously developing the communication capacity of researchers and contributing to the development of science journalism in the region.