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 to reserve a seat.

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. 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 is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email:

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