TOWARDS THE CREATION OF
AN “AFRICA OPEN DATA
COMMUNITY” (AfrODC)
Edwin A. Opare
Technical Lead and Open Data Evangelist
ww...
Overview
Open Data concepts
 Why set it free?
 Which countries are opening up data
 Why the need for an Africa-wide Ope...
What is Open Data?
Open data is the idea that
certain kinds of data should be freely
available to the public in reusable
f...
What data and information?
Wide variety of data/information like:
 Administrative
 Statistical
 Geospatial, maps
 Mete...
Every data except...
Personal

information
Commercially sensitive
Security implications
Culturally sensitive
Incomple...
Reusable formats = 5 Star
Data

6
Creating the Open Data
Community

Open Data is
an
Ecosystem

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The Ecosystem

8
How the Ecosystem works
Positive
interaction
inspires
more
government
s to follow
suit

6
More data
attracts
more data
con...
Researchers

Bulk Data
Programmers

The Rest of Us

Apps

Explore Data
Interactively

10
Why set your data free?

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Why set it free?


Promote Economic
development



Enable collaboration between
ecosystem



Efficient service delivery...
How much should we pay for
Ferrous Sulfate + Folic Acid?

13
Rwanda pays:
$0.12
per 100 tablets

Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010

14
DRC pays:
$0.20
per 100 tablets

Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010

15
MSH Median Seller Price:
$0.26
per 100 tablets

Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010

16
Namibia:
$0.90
per 100 tablets

Source: SARPAM Pharmaceutical Market Analysis
2010
17
Swaziland:
$3.00
per 100 tablets

Source: SARPAM Pharmaceutical Market Analysis
2010
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In graphical terms

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Swaziland pays 25x more than
Rwanda for the same medicine.

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How do we set it free?
Open Data
Portals

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Current Africa
publishers are
Ghana, Kenya,
Morocco,
Tunisia

Visit data.gov.gh for list
of world open data
sites

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Why AfrODC?
Promote Economic Growth
 Drive Innovation & Wealth Co-creation
 Deepen cross-border relationships
 Encourag...
Let’s rally together & make AfrODC happen!!
www.data.gov.gh
@godigh || @aeopare

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  1. 1. TOWARDS THE CREATION OF AN “AFRICA OPEN DATA COMMUNITY” (AfrODC) Edwin A. Opare Technical Lead and Open Data Evangelist www.data.gov.gh
  2. 2. Overview Open Data concepts  Why set it free?  Which countries are opening up data  Why the need for an Africa-wide Open Data Community  2
  3. 3. What is Open Data? Open data is the idea that certain kinds of data should be freely available to the public in reusable formats to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, licenses, patents & other control mechanisms. 3
  4. 4. What data and information? Wide variety of data/information like:  Administrative  Statistical  Geospatial, maps  Meteorological  Research  Databases, real-time data 4
  5. 5. Every data except... Personal information Commercially sensitive Security implications Culturally sensitive Incomplete data and information that may be materially misleading 5
  6. 6. Reusable formats = 5 Star Data 6
  7. 7. Creating the Open Data Community Open Data is an Ecosystem 7
  8. 8. The Ecosystem 8
  9. 9. How the Ecosystem works Positive interaction inspires more government s to follow suit 6 More data attracts more data consumers A government org publishes data 1 2 5 4 Demonstrable use inspires that govt. org to publish more Citizens & developers engage it, providing feedback 3 That govt. org incorporates feedback, improving data 9
  10. 10. Researchers Bulk Data Programmers The Rest of Us Apps Explore Data Interactively 10
  11. 11. Why set your data free? 11
  12. 12. Why set it free?  Promote Economic development  Enable collaboration between ecosystem  Efficient service delivery Evidence based policy & decision making  Improved Data Quality   Enables inter-agency collaboration 12
  13. 13. How much should we pay for Ferrous Sulfate + Folic Acid? 13
  14. 14. Rwanda pays: $0.12 per 100 tablets Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010 14
  15. 15. DRC pays: $0.20 per 100 tablets Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010 15
  16. 16. MSH Median Seller Price: $0.26 per 100 tablets Source: MSH International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010 16
  17. 17. Namibia: $0.90 per 100 tablets Source: SARPAM Pharmaceutical Market Analysis 2010 17
  18. 18. Swaziland: $3.00 per 100 tablets Source: SARPAM Pharmaceutical Market Analysis 2010 18
  19. 19. In graphical terms 19
  20. 20. Swaziland pays 25x more than Rwanda for the same medicine. 20
  21. 21. How do we set it free? Open Data Portals 21
  22. 22. Current Africa publishers are Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia Visit data.gov.gh for list of world open data sites 22
  23. 23. Why AfrODC? Promote Economic Growth  Drive Innovation & Wealth Co-creation  Deepen cross-border relationships  Encourage sharing across the continent  23
  24. 24. Let’s rally together & make AfrODC happen!! www.data.gov.gh @godigh || @aeopare 24

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