2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana is set to attract over
600 delegates drawn from all over Africa and the world at large. This
auspicious event will push the leadership role of the private sector in
supplying, using, and demanding open data; bring together brilliant
innovators and visionaries to grow their networks, hone their success,
and connect with sources of support; and introduce investors and donors
to an expanding sector that seeks and supplies open data to achieve
development goals in Africa and across the globe. Goals for this
attention and global awareness of increasingly pan-Africa use and
publication of open data including catalytic open data initiatives in
Develop and host continent-wide Africa
Open Data Conference in a transparent and inclusive way to support
structured and reliable engagement of a growing community.
Prioritize agenda of ongoing and inclusive actions beyond the conference dates.
existing robust open data community in Africa and encourage new
participation in person and virtually before, during, and beyond the
Develop and grow international collaborations in
open data focused on African areas of interest including sectors
(education, energy, agriculture, WASH), economic growth (jobs,
business), service delivery (public service efficiencies) and internal
government processes(efficiency and accountability).
Demonstrate the vital role of of non-government data (crowdsourcing, private sector, civil society, university, etc).
the vital role of an engaged civil society in driving institutional
change in governments and the development complex
from Open Data Consensus, Data Revolution, Africa 2063 Planning, SDG
targets, and where possible- OGP Subnational and National Action Plans
Attract side event organizers who
capitalize on the planning of the conference to extend technical
training and community building
Prioritize sessions that focus heavily on audience participation in person and virtual.
Promoting the development and harmonization of data standards across board
Identify needed policy measures to address core issues of open data in Ghana and across Africa.
existing efforts and attract new partners to assess baseline and count
progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals including
strengthening country data roadmaps.
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Michael L. Ilishebo,