H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. Born March 29, 1944, in Swalaba, Accra, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was raised in Accra, Ghana’s capital. His father’s residence in Accra was effectively the headquarters of the country’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), after it was formed at Saltpond on August 4, 1947.
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a female Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West constituency. She also holds a certificate in Government Integrity from the International Law Institute, Washington DC, a Project Management and Planning Certificate from GIMPA, and a Masters in Conflict Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, and was adjudged the overall best student in 2015.
AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Fernando Perini is involved in the development of policy-oriented research projects that aim to understanding of how information networks positively and negatively affect developing countries’ citizens, especially citizens belonging to marginalized communities. The projects focus particularly on transformations in the areas of creative industries, governance, learning, and science.
Camille is responsible for developing Akvo’s activities and the use of our tools and services in the agrofood sector in West Africa. As a member of the Akvo Flow support team, Camille also provides technical support to partners in the field and is co-responsible for developing Akvo’s French support portal. She started her activities in September 2016 as part of the Dutch Young Expert Programme (YEP) Agrofood. She is involved in exploring and creating new possibilities to improve data availability and accessibility on agriculture and food issues.
Eklou Amemassovor is an IT Programmer, social innovation and numeric migration consultant for NGOs and Startups, and free software evangelist. He is currently, the Manager of Minodoo (http://www.minodoo.com ) and IT project manager at AUD Concept. He runs a startup named YeeVii specialized in agricultural and medical IT solutions development, and Social Media Strategies.
He is working on internet of thinks for data collect .
Dr. Umaru Bah
Dr. Umaru Bah is Fulbright Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication at Morgan State University. He holds a B.A. with distinction in English, French and Linguistics from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, an M.A. in French from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. with Distinction from Howard University.
Dennis Irorere is 3rd year student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria. Whom is currently the president of the Space club of FUTA, and this gave him assess to the Centre for Space Research and Applications. Where he currently work with the development officer.
Not relenting he is the lead of Global Youthmappers FUTA, lead of the Open data local community group akure. And just this year Dennis Irorere won a grant of $300 for the Open data day 2017 environment. Which gave him more confidence to do greater work for Open data. As of today Dennis Irorere is moderating moderating with the Humanitarian Open Street Map Nigeria to help fill the map gap in Nigeria.
For a student of 3rd year, I see him getting to greater height.
Agapiti Manday is on a mission to help ICT entrepreneurs and innovators build and grow profitable businesses. Trained as a lawyer, he has an exceptional background in litigation, development practice, project management, strategic planning, innovation, governance and business development. He has been instrumental in the structuring, implementation, and strategic management of successful community initiatives in Tanzania.
Adam Talsma is Nigeria Country Manager and Senior Designer with Reboot, a social impact firm with offices in New York and Abuja. In support of the firm’s mission to advance accountable governance, Adam leads the program design and implementation process across Reboot’s West Africa portfolio.
Larry Madowo is Online and Technology Editor as well as News Anchor at NTV Kenya. He is a broadcast journalist, writer, blogger, and technology evangelist. He anchors the popular Friday night show #theTrend and NTV Weekend Edition. He speaks to the biggest newsmakers, from presidents and politicians to celebrities, ordinary folks and everything in between. He also writes a Wednesday column in the Daily Nation’s DN2 pullout called #FrontRow and used to host the The Larry Madowo Show on Nation FM.
Jumanne R. Mtambalike
Jumanne R. Mtambalike is a business development expert specializing in innovation and technology entrepreneurship. Based out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Jumanne has several years of experience in managing information and communication technology (ICT) programs for a variety of international organizations including the World Bank and Hivos International. He has worked on projects aimed at reducing the gender gap in ICT, promoting good governance, and using technology to improve citizen engagement.
Dara Lipton oversees the management of the Data Zetu program in Tanzania. As a Senior Program Officer based at IREX Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Dara provides senior-level management and technical support to IREX’s global Youth, Leadership, and Communities & Governance programs. Previous to taking on her current role, Dara spent three years at IREX’s field office in Monrovia, Liberia where she served as Program Manager for the USAID-funded Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program and oversaw the community radio outreach component of the USAID/OFDA-funded Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP) Program. Prior to joining IREX, Dara received her M.A. in International Relations at Yale University with a topical concentration in development and a regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa.
Carol Moses Ndosi
Carol Ndosi is the Managing Director of dLab, bringing with her experience in establishing start ups in Tanzania. A ‘data for development’ enthusiast and champion, she is a major media personality with over five years of media experience, having worked at Tanzania’s biggest media house, IPP Media. She also has three years of experience in public relations and event management, after which she launched her own event management company. The company, Alta Vista Events, is the sole proprietor of the largest barbecue festival in East and Central Africa.
Roger Akrong is an eclectic IT Specialist with extensive experience in the Information Technology spanning over 15years. He is currently the Deputy Information Security Manager at GCNet. He has amassed an expanse of expertise during his 10year stint with GCNet where he held roles in various capacities which included oversight for the Datacenter and Infrastructure Deployments, Network Management and Security in the eGovernance Space.
Ruth Minja is a Principal Statistician working with the National Bureau of Statistics in Tanzania. She is a Coordinator for Government Open Data Initiative in Tanzania and also a Member of the Steering Technical Committee on Development of Data Road Map for implementation of SDGs. She has experience of more 10 years on production, analysis and dissemination of official statistical for evidence based decision making. Being a focal person for Open data in Tanzania, She has been coordinating development of the draft Open Data Policy and its Implementation Strategy.