iWatch Africa’s Gideon Sarpong to speak at the 2019 Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon

Promoting equal development in the world

Co-founder of iWatch Africa and current Director of Policy and News, Gideon Sarpong, has been invited by the Creative Commons (CC) Corporation based in the United States to deliver a presentation on ‘Innovation’ as part of the 2019 CC Global Summit to be held in Lisbon in May.

The CC Global Summit brings together hundreds of leading technologists, lawyers and activists every year for discussions, workshops and community building to advance the global movement for the commons.

Mr. Sarpong is expected to deliver a presentation and lead a session focused on the broader theme of ethics of openness as well as how technology can be leveraged to promote equal development around the world.

As the lead analyst driving iWatch Africa’s effort to open data on Sexual and Gender based Violence (SGBV) in Ghana, Mr. Sarpong is also expected to hold discussions with officials from the European Union in Brussels and Berlin on SGBV in Africa.

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The 2019 Global Summit features 6 tracks, 120 sessions, 450+ Commoners with the ultimate goal of unleashing a global community in action.

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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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