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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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Katherine Townsend

Open Data & Innovation Advisor, Open Data Collaboratives
Institutionalizing data policies in government, hackathons and civic engagement, open data in Africa, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com www.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... Read More →
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Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
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Winnie Kamau

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... Read More →
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Casper Sitemba

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

Open Data & Innovation Advisor, Open Data Collaboratives
Institutionalizing data policies in government, hackathons and civic engagement, open data in Africa, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com www.africaopendata.net
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Lambert Ugorji

Managing Director, Edo State ICT Agency

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