The Government of Ghana will convene a conference for the tech industry, small businesses, data journalists, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, banks, telcos, insurance companies, NGOs, donor organizations, and local and national governments to connect virtually and in person, to share advances in open data and form new collaborations.

This will take place at the Accra International Conference Center from 17-21 July 2017. Addressing a press launch in Accra, the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, underscored the importance of open data in delivering quality services to citizens, adding that Ghana will take a leading role in open data in the West Africa sub-Region. “I think the decision has already been taken that we will not only be part of it, but we will take the lead and show the way in the sub-region” she said.

She pointed out that, ‘there are various building blocks that we need to put in place to ensure that we generate usable data so that application developers, academics, researchers and ordinary citizens can get the information that they need from their government’…

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