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 media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy 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 project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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