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RSVP NOW: How Can Open Data Support Africa’s Development?


How can Open Data support Africa’s Development?

Accra – July 12 – RSVP Now

Referred to as data that can be freely accessed, used and redistributed by anyone without restrictions, Open Data, globally, is fast becoming a fundamental human rights issue. In Africa, it has been mooted that data collected by African governments, belong to the people hence the many efforts by governments and civil society to embrace open data in their development agenda.
Open data movements across the continent have sustained momentum for good reason. It has been described as the best way forward to a better Africa where democracy, good governments and development reign.

Please RSVP now to join the next Accra Tech Salon and as we dive into the idea that data is an important tool for development. To lead our discussion are:
•    Katherine Townsend of Africa Open Data Colloboratives
•    Teki Akuetteh Falconer of Data Protection Commission
•    Eric Akumiah of Ghana Open Data Initiative
•    Omar Seidu of Ghana Statistical Services

Please RSVP now to join the discussion as we explore issues like:
•    How is Open Data critical to transparency and accountability?
•    Ghana’s Open Data Initiative
•    Ghana’s e-Transform project
•    Open Data and Agriculture
•    The Role of civic tech in the design and implementation of policies
•    Open data and its impact on citizens inclusion and participation, and RTI
We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Open Data for Africa
July Technology Salon Accra
Wednesday, July 12 2017
8:30am – 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
•    technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
•    private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!