In recent years Data Literacy has become a global issue and many data literacy initiatives have been documented throughout the world, particularly in the field of Higher Education.
Open knowledge Somalia introduces an initiative for Data Literacy to assist researchers, data journalists, scholars, Liberians, and other Professions. This initiative intends to enhance and improve soft skills and information literacy of the Somali community. This Initiative aimed in bringing to light to homemade research publications.
This program will accommodate students, Liberians and other professionals from different disciplines who are working on research projects or academic publications. The beneficiaries will be acquainted with open data and open access and how to utilize it in their work. They will acquire information and resources in their disciplines, use different search tools effectively.
Our first training was held on the 14th of August. The 1st session of the training was mainly discussed on Understanding of data, data gathering methods, the available data on the web and data validation. While the 2nd session was discussed data analysis, data visualization, selecting a visualization method, design for visualizing data and storytelling with data. The participants who mostly are in the field of using data showed how is important to their daily work.