Following a suggestion by @Hegazy, we are reaching out to open data scenes in all countries involved in FutureMakers Global. Like everything in FMG, this has two sides: one official (the policy level) and one grassroots (the community level).
Three of the six FMH countries (Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine) participate to the Open Government Partnership, an inter-governmental initiative aimed at creating standards for open government practices. This might be a starting point: OGP countries submit action plans, which will typically include a description of the state of open data in the country. @Inge, @Iriedawta, @Noemi: can you have a look?
Then, we also need to connect to the open data communities in those countries. I have plenty of international contacts in the EU (I am part of that scene myself), but not outside. Does anybody have any idea? Do we know any open data geek in Armenia, Belarus (I think @Mikhail_Volchak was doing some open data stuff…), Egypt, Georgia, Morocco and Ukraine?