This is a big week in East Africa for open data and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our good friends Map Kibera are sharing their work on open, community based mapping at the Kenya National Roadmap Workshop, where government, NGOs and companies are gathering to work more closely toward a SDG monitoring plan. Then at the East Africa Open Data Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, participants will explore how open data can be a key platform for both monitoring and meeting the SDGs. Join Josh Ogure and Zach Wambua to learn hands-on how open mapping can help address the world’s toughest development problems.

Mapbox is proud of our commitment to connect open source and open data communities to the Sustainable Development Goals and can’t wait to see where Kenya heads next.