East Africa Open Data Fest: Open Sustainable Development Data

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Strathmore University, through @iLabAfrica Research Centre, in collaboration with the Africa Open Data Conference (AODC) have the pleasure of inviting you to the East Africa Open Data Festival (EAODF) 2016. The event will take place from 17th -18th August at Strathmore Business School(SBS).

The EAODF event seeks to provide a platform where people, civil society, journalists, and the private sector can engage in a public dialog on the power of open data to transform our communities, governments, and businesses. All of us can lead, partner, and work together to collect, publish, and share open data resources to drive sustainable development. Data is an untapped resource that can generate tremendous economic opportunity. It can open up trade, improve agricultural production, reduce hunger and poverty,make service delivery more efficient, empower women, and help us all prepare forclimate change.

AODC Mission

Open data is new name given to a timeless concept: it is information accessible by anyone. Open data is a growing global resource with potential to grow business, improve quality of government service, and increase innovation in healthcare, education, transportation, agriculture, gender equality.

The Africa Open Data Community is a convening space for tech industry, small businesses, journalists, civic tech, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, banks, telcoms, insurance companies, NGO’s, donor organizations, and local and national governments to connect virtually and in person to share advances in open data, share lessons, and form new collaborations.  We seek a transparent, open dialogue and concrete action on common challenges and shared solutions for communities and partners across Africa.Open data can generate jobs, build business confidence, make government more transparent, and revitalize communities.

Guest Speakers

  1. CS Joseph Mucheru – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications, Kenya
  2.  Dr. Korir Sing’oei – Legal Advisor, Executive Office of the Deputy President of Kenya
  3. Mr. Zachary Mwangi, Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
  4. Dr. Bitange Ndemo – Senior Lecturer, School of Business at University of Nairobi,Kenya
  5. Sanjeev Khagram – United Nations Global Partnership for Sustainable Development  Data
  6. Larry Sperling – United States Department of State, PEPFAR and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
  7. Dr. Lungo Juma – Tanzania Data Lab
  8. Nkechi Okwuone – Open Data Edo State, Nigeria
  9. Nanjira Sambuli – Media Policy Research Centre Trust

For more details about this event, please visit here.

To get updates on what we are up to follow @iLabAfrica on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

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