REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Omidyar Network Investment Partner Stacy Donohue:
"Omidyar Network welcomes today's launch of 'The Opportunity Project' and its aim to improve the lives of generations by harnessing the power of open data and digital tools. This initiative is both a recognition of, and major milestone for, all the communities, entrepreneurs, technologists, investors and government leaders that have championed the power of open data and civic technology over the years. For example, Code for America puts technologists at the heart of government, SeeClickFix empowers communities to engage government on the issues that matter to them, and UniteUS connects veterans to the resources they need in their local communities. These and many other organizations have shown the shared challenges that can be tackled, the positive impacts that can be created, and the lives that can be improved when we find better ways to use technology to engage government and shape its ability to deliver for us all.
Omidyar Network looks forward to the great potential of 'The Opportunity Project' and to continuing our work with the pioneers of open data and civic technology around the world."
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