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Thursday, September 15 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Connecting a Continent: Open Data for Africa

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Civic actors across Africa use open data to drive growth, unburden bureaucracy, build innovative solutions to tough problems, and improve lives.  This session will showcase great solutions, demonstrate the shared value of open data for public and private sector, and convene current and new open data enthusiasts for Africa.

africaopendata.net



Session Action Officer
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Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
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Kat Townsend

Policy & Civic Tech Engagement, Africa Open Data Collaborative
Open Data in Africa, US Goverment, privacy of data globally, engagement with us government foreign assistance data in country. Best practices to share on hackathons and civic engagement, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com africaopendata.net

Session Speaker
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Cheryl Christensen

Chief, Food Security and Development, Economic Research Service, USDA
I am committed to developing better data to increase international food security. New open data can help improve both the analysis and the eradication of food insecurity. My work has concentrated on sub-Saharan Africa. I have also participated in the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.
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Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
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Winnie Kamau

Data Journalist, Association of Freelance Journalists
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Matthew McNaughton

Executive Director, SlashRoots Foundation
Matthew McNaughton is the Executive Director of the SlashRoots Foundation, a civic tech non-profit building technology and communities to address development issues in the Caribbean. In this role he develops strategies and leads projects to improve the design and delivery of public services and development programmes. He focuses on the process by which institutions be become more data-driven, utilizing open data, user-centred design, and... Read More →
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Casper Sitemba

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
casper.sitemba@gmail.com
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Kat Townsend

Policy & Civic Tech Engagement, Africa Open Data Collaborative
Open Data in Africa, US Goverment, privacy of data globally, engagement with us government foreign assistance data in country. Best practices to share on hackathons and civic engagement, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com africaopendata.net
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Lambert Ugorji

Managing Director, Edo State ICT Agency

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
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