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Using Data, Digital, and the Digital State to Drive ICT4D


London Salon - November 13th - RSVP Now

Mobile phones have transformed development, and digital government has the potential to have a similar impact on ICT4D. In particular, building a digital state could be the catalyst to leveraging the power of data and digital. It could enable governments, the private sector and civil society to deliver services and solutions that citizens need - efficiently and cost-effectively - whilst empowering citizens as central drivers of change.

However, these solutions need to be part of a wider ecosystem - including:
  • Civil society institutions who use open data to track progress and ensure accountability,
  • Evidence-based policy and funding decision-making,
  • Tech-savvy citizens and leaders who maximise these opportunities, and
  • Public-private partnerships that provide connectivity - and enable sustainability.
Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon London to look at the role of data in digital transformation. We'll hear from lead discussants: We’ll have coffee and a light breakfast. Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP quickly to be confirmed for attendance. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list.
Using Data, Digital and the Digital State to Drive ICT4D
November Technology Salon London
9.00 – 11.00am,
Friday, November 13th 2015
Central London, UK
RSVP is required for attendance

How Can GIS Mapping Improve
Health Services in Ghana?

Accra, Ghana - November 12th - RSVP Now

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool for working with location information that helps researchers integrate disparate data from a wide variety of sources, and can even be used to enforce quality control measures on those data.

Most developing countries like Ghana still manually generate demographic health data and is therefore subject to human-generated mistakes and miscoding.

The use of GIS mapping in national development is imperative. Maps are generated in digital formats and can facilitate better decision making about service locations, improve communications, streamline record keeping, and manage assets.

GIS has been used in Ghana in few fields with the practice still in its infancy stage. The health sector is one field that still needs to be improved upon. Like most new applications, GIS has a lot of promise, but also a lot of pitfalls that must be avoided along the way.

Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon Accra where we will explore:
  • The tangible benefits of GIS mapping in health
  • Innovative GIS applications and well-proven solutions
  • The scale of GIS use in the private and public health sectors
  • The influence of GIS mapping on the National Development Plan
Please RSVP now to join us in exploring GIS mapping for healthcare services with a key thought leader to guide us in our discussions: We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
GIS for Healthcare in Ghana
Technology Salon Accra
8:00 – 10.30am,
Thursday, November 12, 2015
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
Accra, Ghana
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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