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Edward Anderson

World Bank
Senior Technology & Innovation Specialist
Tanzania, United Republic of
Title proposal: Open map: combining citizen data and Government data to complete the map in Dar es Salaam.

Biography: Edward Anderson is a Senior Innovation Policy Specialist at the World Bank’s Global ICT unit. Since 2014 he is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he represents the World Bank on Technology and Innovation. As part of this role he leads work supporting the governments’ Open Data Initiative and is responsible for designing government modernization projects in UAV mapping, citizen data, microwork and smart sensors.

Prior to moving to Tanzania, Edward was based at World Bank Headquarters and coordinated a programme to use digital engagement tools and open innovation methodologies to transform public service delivery. This work covered Africa, Asia and Latin America and ranges in topics from open data to crowdsourcing, mobile government and smart civics. Edward also participates on the advisory boards of various European smart city networks and projects including Open Cities, City SDK, Code for Europe and MyNeighbourhood.

He holds Master’s degrees in both aerospace engineering and international economics.