Event: East Africa Open Data Festival (16-17 Aug)

The East Africa Open Data Festival will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2016- Thursday August 17, 2016 at Strathmore University.
You are invited to register & attend (the entire festival is free and registration will allow for better logistical planning).
Find out more about the East Africa Open Data Festival here. Programme posted below, too…

RECEPTION: AUGUST 16, 2016

5:30 pm: Aga Khan University – Hosted by the Government of Kenya

DAY ONE: AUGUST 17, 2016

8:00 am: Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am: Welcome to Strathmore University (Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Director of iLab Africa)

9:15 am: Why Open Data for Sustainable Development

  • Sanjeev Khagram – United Nations Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
  • Dr. Bitange Ndemo – Senior Lecturer, School of Business at University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nanjira Sambuli – ‎Media Policy Research Centre Trust

10:00 am: Open Government in Africa Open Data and Sustainable Development

  • Nkechi Okwuone – Open Data Edo State, Nigeria
  • CS Mucheru – Kenya ICT Ministry
  • Dr. Korir Sing’Oei – Legal Advisor, Executive Office of the Deputy President of Kenya
  • Mr. Zachary Mwangi (TBC) – Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
  • Dr. Albina Chuwa (TBC) – Director General, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
  • Larry Sperling – United States Department of State, PEPFAR and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

10:45 am: Break

11:15 am: East Africa Open Data Needs and Challenges:

  • Moderator: Daudi Were – Making All Voices Count
  • Catherine Gicheru – Code for Kenya
  • Dr. Lungo Juma – Tanzania Data Lab
  • Linet Kwamboka – ICT Authority Kenya

Format: Lightning talks and moderated panel discussion

12:00 pm:  Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Workshops

  • Catherine Gicheru – Code for Kenya
  • Serah Rono – Code for Africa
  • Open Data Policies for Africa
  • Sophie Lafayette – International Open Data Charter

4:00 pm: DigiKids Presentation (Students from DigiKids and iLab data training showcase their progress)

4:15 pm: Highlights and Shared Insights from Workshops

4:30 pm: Close and Preview of Open Geo Day

4:45 – 6:30 pm: Reception Hosted by Map Kibera and MapBox

 

DAY TWO: AUGUST 18, 2016

8:00 am: Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am: Welcome

9:15 am: Lightning talks

  • GIS programs of Strathmore University – Dennis Gichuki – Strathmore University
  • Digital Globe Demo (TBC) – Caroline Mutua – Strathmore University
  • Map Kibera demo – Joshua Ogure
  • JKUAT demo – Professor Zachary Wafula – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Supporting community mapping and open data in Tanzania – Dr. Godfrey Justo – Tanzania dLab
  • Open mapping in Edo State –  Nkechi Okwuone – Open Data Edo State
  • WAZImap and PEPFAR Open Data – Serah Rono – Code for Africa

10:30 am: Working Sessions

  • Building Local Open Data Communities
  • Digital Globe and Strathmore
  • Open Data Charter
  • Open Agriculture and Nutrition

12:30 pm: Major themes and findings from group discussions

1:00 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 4:00 pm: Introduction to Community Mapping

Basic Skills Training and Mapping Activity run by Map Kibera and MapBox. All Participants: please bring a laptop computer.

4:00 pm: Close and Thanks

 

When
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM (EAT) Add to Calendar
Where
Strathmore University – Keri Road, Nairobi, Nairobi – View Map
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