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4th International Open Data Conference
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Thursday, October 6 • 18:00 - 19:00
Regional Talk - Africa

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A highly interactive session to explore successes in developing communities and growing the open data ecosystems in African nations and more broadly in the Global South.

Moderators
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Nnenna Nwakanma

Africa Regional Coordinator, Web Foundation
Title proposal: Driving gender data demands: lessons learned from TechMousso. | | Biography: Nnenna works to develop cutting-edge collaborations in Africa. Her work has a particular focus on the Alliance for Affordable Internet project and the Web We Want campaign for human rights on and through the Web. She is also heavily involved in driving forward the open data agenda across Africa. | Nnenna is an experienced development... Read More →

Speakers
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Umaru Bah

‎Associate Graduate Fulbright Professor of Data Management for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ‎Morgan State University
Biography: Dr. Umaru Bah is Associate Graduate Fulbright Professor of Strategic Communication in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University. He specializes in data management for civic/community engagement and sustainable development, with focus on Africa and the African diaspora.
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Winnie Kamau

Data Journalist
Biography: My name is Winnie Kamau and am a Data Journalist based in Kenya. I am Co- Organizer of the Africa Open Data Conference and  Co- Chair of East Africa Open Data Festival. I am Founder member and President of Association of Freelance Journalists which is a network of freelancers based in Kenya and Africa which also runs an online publication on human interests and development stories at www.talkAfrica.co.ke . I am also Regional... Read More →
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Juma Lungo

Manager, dLab
Biography: Dr. Juma Lungo is the Manager for the Tanzania Open Data Lab (dLab) also a database systems lecturer at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. He is a pioneer in the use of cutting-edge technology to drive social change through the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and more recently he joined the Open Data (OD) Initiatives. Through the dLab, Lungo and the team are establishing a data hub that anchor, incubate and... Read More →
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Yeama Thompson

Commissioner, Right to Access Information Commission
Biography: Yeama Thompson is a Sierra Leonean media development professional who rose through the ranks from a cub-reporter at the Sierra Leone Daily Mail to an Editor of The Chronicle newspaper in war-time Sierra Leone. During that period, she also conceptualised and produced community radio programs for women and children. | During the 2011 Liberian General Elections, as senior trainer for Journalists for Human Rights, she travelled... Read More →


Thursday October 6, 2016 18:00 - 19:00
Room B

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