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Africa Open Data Conference 2017 – Accra,GHANA

20 Mar Posted by in kictanet | Comments Off on Africa Open Data Conference 2017 – Accra,GHANA

Overview Document

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
conference include:

  1. Listen.

  2. Create regional
    attention and global awareness of increasingly pan-Africa use and
    publication of open data including catalytic open data initiatives in
    African countries.

  3. 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.

  4. Prioritize agenda of ongoing and inclusive actions beyond the conference dates.

  5. Convene
    existing robust open data community in Africa and encourage new
    participation in person and virtually before, during, and beyond the

  6. 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).

  7. Demonstrate the vital role of of non-government data (crowdsourcing, private sector, civil society, university, etc).

  8. Demonstrate
    the vital role of an engaged civil society in driving institutional
    change in governments and the development complex

  9. Build
    from Open Data Consensus, Data Revolution, Africa 2063 Planning, SDG
    targets, and where possible- OGP Subnational and National Action Plans
    already underway

  10. Attract side event organizers who
    capitalize on the planning of the conference to extend technical
    training and community building

  11. Prioritize sessions that focus heavily on audience participation in person and virtual.

  12. Promoting the development and harmonization of data standards across board

  13. Identify needed policy measures to address core issues of open data in Ghana and across Africa.

  14. Support
    existing efforts and attract new partners to assess baseline and count
    progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals including
    strengthening country data roadmaps.

    For more information, visit:

Michael L. Ilishebo,
Kitwe, Zambia

Mobile Contacts:

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Twitter: @ilishebo
Skype: michael.ilishebo

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