The African Open Data Leaders Network programme provides participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively lead open data initiatives and will act as the building blocks to create the Africa Open Data Network - a network of outstanding peers within the continent who can share ideas and support over time.
The two day programme, which will be facilitated by the ODI and immediately precede the African Open Data Conference (AODC), will focus on cultivating the skills for open data leadership in Africa. Participants will be invited to share and discuss the problems they face in their work, and develop solutions through a tested, peer-to-peer methodology.
What we offer
Executive coaching from ODI and local experts
Membership of an international network for ongoing peer-learning and support
Funding for the attendance of up to four participants (including travel and accommodation expenses)
What we look for
Strong applicants for the AODLN programme will:
Hold a key position within African government, advocating open data
Think creatively and share innovative ideas about the future of open data in their respective cities, regions or countries
Be prepared to gain from peer-to-peer knowledge and idea sharing
Demonstrate commitment to joining a high-impact leadership programme over a sustained period of time
Demonstrate their willingness to transform the lessons learned through the ODLN into positive change for their respective governments and communities
Fully funded places will be available for up to four applicants with eligibility based on strength of application and need. Please refer to the terms & conditions for further detail.
How to apply:
Interested leaders should complete the application form by 17:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 31st May. We strongly encourage early applications.
Successful applicants will be notified within 1 week of applications closing and invited to attend the day of training in Accra on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July, immediately preceding AODC.
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