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How the Ghana Floods animation was created

(This article was first published on R – Data Science Africa, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Ghana has always been getting flooded, but it seems that only floods in Accra are getting attention. I wrote about it here, and the

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The State of Open Data in Ghana: Part 1

I joined the School of Data in April as one of the fellows for 2015. Continue reading on Medium »

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Mobile putting data in people’s hands in Ghana

“It’s really powerful. It’s in people’s hands; it’s in people’s homes. How do we use it for the greater good?”. GODAN partner VOTO Mobile is a three-year old Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise which helps businesses, governments, and NGOs use

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The State of Open Data in Ghana: Policy

2014 chloropleth of Open Data Barometer Readiness and Impact   I joined the School of Data in April as one of the fellows for 2015. As a data scientist and software developer who had moved back to Accra in August

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One way traffic: The open data initiative project and the need for an effective demand side initiative in Ghana

Publication date: Available online 10 August 2015Source:Government Information Quarterly Author(s): Frank L.K. Ohemeng, Kwaku Ofosu-Adarkwa In recent years the necessity for governments to develop new public values of openness and transparency, and thereby increase their citizenries’ sense of inclusiveness, and

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One way traffic: The open data initiative project and the need for an effective demand side initiative in Ghana

Paper by Frank L. K. Ohemeng and Kwaku Ofosu-Adarkwa in the Government Information Quarterly: “In recent years the necessity for governments to develop new public values of openness and transparency, and thereby increase their citizenries’ sense of inclusiveness, and their trust in and confidence

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Data Silos Are Hindering Better Service Delivery In Ghana

The usual complaint in Ghana is usually that of lack. A lack of resources, a lack of leadership, a lack of planning, etc. ad infinitum. However, one thing we apparently have no shortage of in this country are large, government

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Open Data in Financing for Development (FfD): Driving Ownership and Innovation

“Open Data is about receiving complete data in a timely manner. Open data is a first step for sustainability, because it ensures country ownership”, Gladys Ghartey from the Ministry of Finance in Ghana highlighted the need for better data to

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