Date: Friday, 13 November
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Every nation needs robust data for development and growth. Young entrepreneurs need data for innovation and for developing new types of applications. Inaccessible data or data of poor quality that cannot be turned into information to gain knowledge is a serious challenge and may become a major obstacle for development.
“There is no data” a statement often heard in Africa does not bear up to reality. It cannot be stressed enough how much money, effort, and time have already been invested by governments, international organizations, donors, nongovernmental orginazations and the private sector in projects creating data. The challenge is not that there is no data, but that there is not enough open and easily accessible data. This workshop will discuss availability and sharing of spatial data, open data initiatives as well as endeavors to establish National Spatial Data Infrastructure in African countries, with a special focus on case studies from Rwanda.
Presenter: Kaspar Kundert