Sessions can be watched during the conference here on the Africa Open Data and Research Foundation Web site.




Africa has witnessed a remarkable growth in recent years, emerging as the world’s second fastest growing economy and attracting the interest of governments and businesses from around the world. With digital transformation changing governance, businesses and daily life at an ever accelerating pace, efficient technology adoption will be the key to leveraging these opportunities. In this digital era, geospatial information will be the game changer since most planning and development is location based. Better understanding and management of digital location-based data and services integrated with other attribute data can enable more efficient resource allocation for better service delivery.

GODAN is a Partner of the Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC), which will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 22-24 October, 2019. The event brings together various stakeholders as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial and open data, ICTs and Internet across the African continent. AGDIC aims to inform and inspire cross-sectoral policy and decision makers in Africa to discuss, exchange knowledge and information and share good practice. AGDIC aims to facilitate a common understanding of how to maximize geospatial, ICT and Internet-related opportunities in Africa and address the risks and challenges that may arise.

Registration to the conference is FREE. Visit for registration and partnership opportunities.

As part of the conference proceedings, GODAN will be co-organising a Hackathon event, #HackAGDIC, with Datactivist and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on the topic of Geospatial Data for Agriculture, exploring the question of how geospatial data can contribute to spatial planning for sustainable and responsible agriculture in Africa.

With the theme “Shaping Africa’s Digital Future,” the conference will explore the integration of geospatial technology with industrial trends such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT, and 5G as an enabler of smart national infrastructure. The event will demonstrate the impact of technology convergence on the digital economy and society-enabling future readiness. It will focus on the role and relevance of geospatial information in national development; the business prospects of geospatial information for governments and businesses; the societal, business and consumer benefits of geospatial information; the emerging data-driven business models; and the competitive advantages of robust domestic geospatial markets. 


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