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Ghana to host 2nd Africa data conference

Accra, May 26, GNA – Ghana is to host the second Africa Open Data Conference (AODC) in July.

The four-day conference would be held at the Accra International Conference Centre from 17 – 21 July, a release from Penplusbyte said.

The first edition of the AODC was organized by the Africa Open Data Collaborative in September 2015 in Tanzania hosted by the Government of Tanzania and supported by the World Bank, Code for Africa, Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition initiative, Worldwide Web Foundation, MCC, and numerous other partners.

The 2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra is set to attract over 600 delegates drawn from all over Africa and other parts of the world.

The event seeks to highlight the leadership role of the private sector in supplying, using and demanding open data, and bring together brilliant innovators and visionaries to grow their networks and hone their success.

It aims to 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.

Ghana is part of the African open data community and signed unto the Open Government Partnership in September 2011, which sparked off a quest for Ghana to open-up its government data with some data now available at www.data.gov.gh

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