One-day conference on Open Data and Data Journalism to be held in Accra, Ghana on 22 November 2011.
The Population Council announces a one-day conference on Open Data and Data Journalism to be held in Accra, Ghana on 22 November 2011.
This event, supported in part by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and presented in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, the African Media Initiative, and Highway Africa, will include practical, introductory sessions on open data and data journalism, with an emphasis on trends in Africa and around the globe. The program will feature a mix of keynote speakers, short talks, and facilitated roundtable discussion among participants.
The conference will include speakers from the International Center for Journalists, the World Bank, the University of Ghana, Network Computer Systems, and the African Internet Service Providers Association, as well as a webinar session featuring participants from open data initiatives in Kenya and Moldova. Individuals from civil society, the media, the private sector, academiaand students in particularare encouraged to attend!
The conference will run from 9 am to 5 pm at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. Space for the conference is limited, and the public is invited to register at the following link: http://bit.ly/GhanaRegistration">http://bit.ly/GhanaRegistration.
Participation is guaranteed only after registering and receiving confirmation from the organizers. Any individuals not registered and confirmed will be permitted to attend if seating allows.
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About the Population Council
The Population Council confronts critical health and development issuesfrom stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, the Council works with its partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies to improve lives around the world. Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York, the Council is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization with an international board of trustees.
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