Register for the 2019 International Open Data Day Conference

Promoting Open Data in Ghana

Invitation to the 2019 International Open Data Day Conference on 1st March, 2019. Theme: How Technology can Open Data on Violence and Discrimination against Women in Ghana.

There is increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfillment of human rights, and a direct challenge to women’s inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace. Ghana will not achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development if this problem persists.

The event which is being organised by iWatch Africa is supported by United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Open Knowledge International and Hivos will focus on How Technology can Open Data on Violence and Discrimination against Women in Ghana to promote Equal Development in Ghana.

The conference will equip participants to appreciate the importance of technology and Open Data in deepening the fight against violence and discrimination against women and girls.

Participants will also be trained on how to use data visualization to tell effective stories. Certificates will be given to all participants.

Venue: YALI RLC GIMPA, Accra

Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019

To participate in the event, kindly call Call 0244010100 or 0240791865 or send an email to info@iwatchafrica.org to reserve a seat.

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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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