Interview: Nnenna Nwakanma on Africa’s Data Revolution and Open Government

Nnenna Nwakanma shares on Africa's Data Revolution and Open Government for citizens
Nnenna Nwakanma shares on Africa’s Data Revolution and Open Government for citizens

Meet Nnenna Nwakanma, Nigerian technology advocate and Africa Regional Coordinator for the Worldwide Web Foundation.

In this video Nnenna shares about: the Worldwide Web Foundation’s Open Data Programme; the African Data Consensus and the difference between data and statistics.

She also touches on citizens and Open Data; the importance of data for tracking the SDGs; Open Government and the African Governments that have signed up to it; Open Government and Freedom of Information laws; and the need to change people’s mentality about Government.

Nnenna advocates for open data, open government and the open Web across Africa, bringing together local and international stakeholders to advance the open agenda. She works to drive forward the Africa Data Consensus(link is external), the Africa Open Data Network, the Africa Open Data Conference(link is external) and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms(link is external).

She represents the Web Foundation at a number of international fora, including the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data(link is external).


Credit: SmartMonkeyTV

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