Schedule

september 2: data community day

Discover what open data can do for Africa and how people are already putting it to use. Join workshops for technologists, government officials, educators and businesses.

SEPTEMBER 3: Open Data skills day

Explore ideas using open data to improve life for people in your community. Training includes open data governance and technical tools.

SEPTEMBER 4-5: africa open data conference

Celebrate and learn from open data solutions across Africa. Sectors will include agriculture, education, health, and more.


Data Community Day:

Building an African Open Data Community

wednesday september 2

8:00 // Registration and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome

9:15 // Understanding open data

10:15 // The data revolution

11:00 // Break

11:30 // Data communities at work

12:30 // Lunch

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

  • Government policy and innovation communities
  • Civic innovation communities
  • Education and research communities
  • Business communities

16:00 // Break

16:30 // Shared insights from communities

17:15 // Conclusion

18:00 // Conference adjourns

18:30 //  Social event at the National Museum

20:30 // Social event adjourns

Open Data Skills Day: 

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 // Open data skills in action

10:15-16:00 // Skills sessions

   // d|Crashcourse: An introduction to building data-driven tools for citizens

   // d|Masterclass: Turning government information into structured data

16:00 // Future opportunities in open data

17:00 // GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) meeting

18:30 // Day adjourns

Partner meetings (in parallel)

9:00-16:00 // Open Data for Development (OD4D) Consultation

9:00-17:00 // Survey Summit for statisticians

Main Conference:

Developing Africa Through Open Data

friday september 4

8:00 // Registration and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome

9:15 // The open data revolution

10:15 // Open plenary by President Kikwete, United Republic of Tanzania, and Ms. Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director

11:30 // Open data expo

12:30 // Lunch

13:30 // African open data initiatives: lessons learned

16:00 // Break

16:30 // Understanding data demand

17:30 // Keynote: The impact of open data (Al Kags)

17:50 // Highlights

18:00 // Reception

20:00 // Day adjourns

Main Conference:

Developing Africa Through Open Data

Saturday September 5

8:00 // Open networking and coffee/tea

9:00 // Welcome

9:15 // Keynote: Open data changes lives (Frannie Leautier)

9:45 // Open data @ work (in parallel)

  • Agriculture and nutrition
  • Education
  • Health
  • Open data devolution: Local and sub-national data
  • City and urban data
  • Energy and extractives

12:30 // Lunch

13:30 // Breaking news in open data

14:15 // Highlights of open data at work

14:45 // Partnerships for open data

15:45 // Break

16:15 // The future of open data

17:15 // Take action

17:30 // Closing

18:00 // Conference adjourns