[open-development] Fwd: [open-government] launching the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI)

Tim Davies tim at timdavies.org.uk
Wed Feb 1 10:08:27 UTC 2012

News of the Web Foundations Open Data Initiative in Ghana.

Perhaps if you have programmes or projects in Ghana it would be worth
putting them in touch with the new project to help explore what it means to
make an open data initiative truly pro-development...

All the best


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jose M. Alonso <josema at webfoundation.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Subject: [open-government] launching the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI)
To: "open-government at lists.okfn.org WG List" <open-government at lists.okfn.org
Cc: Eric Akumiah <eric.akumiah at nita.gov.gh>

Hi all,

As many of you know, The Web Foundation has been working hard on starting
new OGD projects and it's my great pleasure to announce we will be
supporting the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) to spearhead
the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI).

For more information, please see the blog post [1] and the project page [2]
at WF.

This is intended to be a collaborative effort and we have been working with
both demand and supply sides from the early days, more than a year ago.

We expect GODI to produce several deliverables that will be openly and
freely available for the community to re-use.

I'm also copying Eric Akumiah, the project manager at NITA, to both
introduce him to this community and this community to him. I know I can
speak in the name of both WF and NITA to say that we are very excited and
will work very hard to drive this project to success over the next two

We'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us if you think you should be
involved and you haven't heard from us yet, or if you just have a thought
to share!


[1] http://www.webfoundation.org/2012/02/ghana-godi-launch/
[2] http://www.webfoundation.org/projects/godi/


Jose M. Alonso
Program Manager, Open Data
World Wide Web Foundation
email: josema at webfoundation.org
twitter: @josemalonso
skype: josema.alonso

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