Unleashing The Power of Data and Partnerships Across Africa
29 – 30 JUNE 2017
Data for Development in Africa is a two-day conference demonstrating how data innovation can improve lives and livelihoods across the region
Africa’s technological and data revolution is building impressive momentum. With a young population and on course for almost one billion mobile phone subscribers by 2020, the continent is well positioned for the data revolution to fight disease, hunger, poverty, and social exclusion.
This high-level event will amplify the voices of African governments, regional bodies, private sector, and civil society partners across the region and the world, to ensure that data becomes part of the infrastructure for sustainable development, while showcasing the new partnerships, projects, and institutions that are leading the way. The focus will be on developing the data infrastructure to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showing how data partnerships can drive outcomes in different sectors.
This event will be co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and Safaricom, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the Governments of Ghana, Senegal, and Tanzania.
THIS EVENT WILL:
Demonstrate how the data revolution is delivering at scale in Africa
Announce significant commitments to strengthen data production, capacity, access, and use in Africa
Provide new models for action partnering public and private sectors to revolutionise service delivery in Africa
Reinforce the need for reliable data for decision-making
Bring the power of the newest technologies to some of the world’s oldest problems
WHERE AND WHEN
JUNE 29-30 2017
29 June, Villa Rosa Kempinksi, Chiromo Rd
30 June, Hotel Royal Orchid Azure, Lantana Rd
For more information on hotels, transportation, and other logistics, please download the information note for participants here.
HIGH LEVEL SPEAKERS
H.E. William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya
H.E. Victor Bockarie Foh, Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
H.E. Amadou BA, Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning of the Republic of Senegal
H.E. George Gyan-Baffour, Minister for Planning of Ghana
Bob Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom
H.E. Win Busayi Juyana Mlambo, Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services of the Republic of Zimbabwe
SPEAKERS & DELEGATES
Over the two days, more than 300 high-level participants from government, private sector, academia, civil society, foundations, research, and development practitioners, United Nations and Multilateral Agencies will come together to announce significant commitments to strengthen data production, capacity, access and use in Africa and demonstrate how the data revolution is delivering at scale in Africa.
June 29 2017 Agenda
Day 1 will comprise a dynamic program featuring leaders of African nations, as well as civil society champions and heads of industry. Keynote remarks, panel sessions, and moderated discussions will focus on data innovation and collaborations to address the region's challenges and boost its prosperity.
June 30 2017 Agenda
Day 2 will comprise multi-stakeholder panels and discussions providing opportunities to reflect on the outcomes and commitments of Day 1. A featured showcase and networking session will explore tools, technologies, and methodologies to drive data for development in Africa.
SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING SESSION
A showcase and networking session will feature 23 innovations that are strengthening data and driving evidence-based decisions for improved development outcomes in Africa. Three-minute presentations will give participants a taste of the projects, followed by general networking.
These are the 23 organizations to showcase their innovations:
AfrobarometerAidDataAfrica Population Health Research CenterCARECommunity Systems FoundationData2XDevelopment GatewayDevelopment InitiativesFundifixGroundTruth InitiativeHelpAge InternationalIREXiVEDiXOpen Algorithms (OPAL) projectOpen Data WatchPARIS21Premise DataUN Environment Programme (UNEP)Government of the United StatesGovernment of the United States/Government of the United Kingdom/Government of GhanaWorld Data LabWorldPopYouth Advocates Zimbabwe
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