Ruth D. Minja is a Principal Statistician and Coordinator for Open Data Initiative in Tanzania. She has a Master’s of Science in Information Technology and Management and; a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics. She has experience of more 10 years on production, analysis and dissemination of official statistical for evidence based decision making. Being a focal person for Open data in Tanzania, She has been coordinating development of the draft Open Data Policy and its Implementation Strategy and to ensure the quality of the data from different Government sectors are validated to the required quality standards before uploaded to Government Open Data Portal.