About Centre for Open Knowledge (COK)
Centre for Open Knowledge (COK), A open knowledge based non-profit
building a non-partisan civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life.
In digital technology, when used correctly, can both improve governance and
open new channels for citizens to more meaningfully engage in the public
sphere and have a positive impact on their communities.
Through the creation of open source technology to address civic needs, COK aim to transform civic life by increasing civic engagement, encouraging the opening of government data, and supporting innovation in the public domain.
Trust in civic institutions is eroding, and too many of our fellow citizens view government as bureaucratic, corrupt, and inefficient -- or worse, as something that stifles progress rather than as a potential force for good. Collaboration between citizen tech developers and domain experts in local governments can address civic needs and enhance civic life. This starts to reframe the relationship between local government and citizens, which is essential if the two are to live together smartly. Toward a progressive Bangladesh!
Working area of COK
Open Data: Collaboration with governments to open up data, crowdsource data collection, and build useful apps for citizens on top of that data.
Civic Innovation Labs: Local “CIL” volunteers meet regularly to collaborate on technology projects to improve their communities as part of the global Code for All network.
Fellows Program: Mentored fellowships enabling coders, designers, community organizers to work alongside domain experts in governments and NGOs to build and deploy apps.
Civic Hackathons: Events that spark civic engagement bring software designers and developers together to solve their communities’ needs, and show what possible using tech is
Open Source Apps: Citizen-focused Web, Mobile, and SMS applications that improve civic services and information access in Education, Health, Public Safety, Transportation, etc.
Creative Commons (CC): Work on CC based work. Try to engage more people, community, library and mostly work on GLAM area to published the work on CC license.
Open Access: Try to build a place where people are able to access all kind of academic and others files and journals.
Code for Bangladesh: An initiative by COK that help to engaged more coder in a platform where we are work on various area.
Open Education: Education is the most important elements of the world. But now Open Education is more important for all.
Open GLAM: Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum (GLAM) is more important for open access, CC related work. We also work on Open GLAM area.
Dean, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University
Principal Documentation Officer, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
Associate Professor, Institute of Information, Technology, University of Dhaka
Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, World University of Bangladesh
Head of Social Media, Bangla Tribune
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Daffodil International Universitye