The Open Knowledge Foundation is a part of a global network with groups in more than 40 countries and counting! We use advocacy, technology and training to unlock information, to create and share knowledge, enabling people to take action to achieve local impact and collaborate with like-minded communities worldwide. We also lead in-depth debates so that we collectively build a social infrastructure that integrates openness as a design principle in our democracies.
Everyone is welcome. Anyone can join. No special skills or background are needed — just an interest in open knowledge. Check below how you can contact us if you, as an individual or organisation, would like to join our global network.
If you want to know more about the Open Knowledge Network activities, and browse through the most important projects, have a look at the Project Repository. In addition, the Network identifies specialists of the open movement to be part of the Open Knowledge Global Directory: a curated and searchable database of people with different expertise areas and language spoken. Go to the Global Directory and remember you can request a specialist today!
Are you a community practitioner or a researcher interested in international networks and the digital commons? This could be an interesting opportunity for you.
Join the movement! Today we are launching two projects to shine a light on the tremendous work the Network has been doing in the past decade.Before we get to 2024, check out the heart-warming updates from around the world by the members of the Open Knowledge Network.
At the 2023 annual meeting, our Network deepened connections, identified key areas to work together and jointly developed a vision for the future of the movement.
Connect with a group or individual near you by finding them in the list below. Join their mailing list, follow them on social media, or attend their next meetup. Our groups can always benefit from more friendly faces and fresh ideas — they will be happy to hear from you!
The members operate independently, setting their own priorities for projects relevant to their country or domain. They are connected through the Open Knowledge Network to support each other, to share expertise, tools and materials, and to amplify open knowledge activities around the globe.
Everyone is welcome to join the Open Knowledge Network. No special skills or background are needed — just an interest in open knowledge.
First of all, drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you join though, it's a good idea to get some information and prepare a little bit. Here is the Network Guidelines document, which explains in detail how the Network works and the process for becoming a member.
What you need to know
If you are familiar with the materials above and want to join the Open Knowledge Network activities on a regular basis, get in touch with OKFN: email@example.com.
After an initial meeting, you will be invited to join 2-3 Network calls. After three months you will sync again with a representative from OKFN or the Network to assess the interest in formalising the membership via a Memorandum of Understanding. For your membership to be finalised you will need to be vouched for by two current network members.
We look forward to hearing from you!