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Africa Open Data Conference
September 2-5, 2015Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Join the community sharing and using Open Data throughout Africa.

Open Data is a new public resource that is transforming communities and nations across the world. It is driving innovation, investment, and job growth; revolutionizing transportation, health, education, and agriculture, civic engagement, IT innovation, and government transformation.

Join the movement, share and use data, and make your world a better place. You can register (for free) through this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-open-data-conference-2015-registration-17798899989

The conference will include an Open Data expo - a unique opportunity to celebrate open data use cases and initiative from the African region (see the list of speakers). Click the link below to nominate an organization or individual to participate in this expo:

https://hackpad.com/Innovation-Expo-HLLDOsB6CgX

Building an African Open Data Community

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

8:00 // Registration and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome

9:15 // Introduction to open data

10:15 // Data revolution: Open Data Charter, Africa Data Consensus, and Sustainable Development Goals

11:30 // Data communities at work

12:30 // Lunch

13:30 // Community sessions with panels, discussions, and interactive exercises (in parallel)

  • Governance and policy community
  • Media and civic technology community
  • Education and research community
  • Business community

16:30 // Shared insights from communities

17:15 // Conclusion

18:30 //  Social event

 

Empowering the African Open Data Community

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3

8:00 // Open networking and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome

9:15 // Developing open data skills

9:45 // Data "chef" demonstrations

10:15 // Open data for new users training sessions

10:15 // Open data master classes

16:00 // Key learnings and launch of new community projects

Partner meetings (in parallel)

9:00 // Open Data for Development (OD4D) Consultation

9:00 // Survey Summit

17:00 // GODAN meeting

 

Main Conference:

Developing Africa Through Open Data

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4

8:00 // Registration and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome by President Kikwete, United Republic of Tanzania, and Ms. Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director

10:15 // The Open Data Revolution

11:15 // Open data marketplace (demonstrations)

12:30 // Lunch

13:30 // Keynote: Open data changing lives

14:00 // Highlights of data community and skills days

14:15 // African open data initiatives

15:00 // Creating a supply of open data

15:30 // Understanding data demand

17:00 // Concluding remarks

18:30 // Reception at National Museum

 

Main Conference:

Developing Africa Through Open Data

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

8:00 // Open networking and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome and conference highlights

9:15 // Keynote: The impact of open data

9:45 // Sector tracks (in parallel)

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Urban and city data

1:00 // Lunch

13:45 // Highlights and outcomes from sectors

14:15 // Impact of open budgets

15:30 // New data highlights and announcements

16:30 // The Future of Open Data

17:15 // Conclusion and next steps

18:00 // Conference concludes