Register for the 2018 International Open Data Day Conference

Promoting Open Data in Ghana

Register for the 2018 International Open Data Day Conference

Invitation to the 2018 International Open Data Day Conference on 3rd March, 2018 : The importance of Open Data in deepening democracy in Ghana.

The event which is being organised by iWatch Africa is sponsored by Open Data and Hivos and will focus on the ongoing initiative: Leveraging the Power of Data Journalism to track government promises in Ghana (Budget Watch).

The conference will equip participants to appreciate the importance of Open Data in deepening democracy and use of data journalism tools to track government budget. Participants will also be trained on how to use data visualization to tell effective stories.

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.

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