Code for Ghana | A RECAP OF THE AFRICA OPEN DATA CONFERENCE, 2017
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-08-02
"In 2015, Tanzania hosted the first ever Africa Open Data Conference. This year, Ghana was privileged to host the Conference at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
The Conference was focused on bringing together all stakeholders of open data from both Government and the Private sector. The participants of the conference were mostly from the Media, Academia, NGO’s and CSO’s, International development agencies etc. They all met to interact, discuss and share the progress, challenges and achievements of their individual Open Data ecosystem - per the countries they come from.
The main objective of the Conference was to '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 …' (read more here).
The week-long Conference started on 17th July and ended on 21st July. On the first day, participants were made to visit some notable Technology hubs and I.C.T Institutions in Accra to familiarize themselves with their work and its impact in the Ghanaian society. The main conference was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on the subsequent days of the week."