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Welcome to the 2022 Africa Internet Governance Forum! The conference is scheduled for July 18-21, 2022 at Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), Lilongwe, Malawi. Recordings are available after each session for you to explore and enjoy anytime.  Contact us: info@afigf.africa
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Tuesday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#WS29 Emerging Institutions for Bottom-up Data Governance in sub-Saharan Africa.

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This is a highly interactive session, with speakers giving various pieces of information about data institutions (that is, the role of data institutions in data ecosystems, the types that these institutions manifests or such other). Engagements with audience will be through online polls, breakaway sessions, answering to questions through the chat box, featuring drop in experts on the subject or playing pre-recorded videos on data institutions and similar facilities.
This session seeks to explore requirements of successful data ecosystems and identify what makes them work, and the challenges that need to be overcome. The session will explore the different ways data institutions steward data, which include, among others;
  • Protecting sensitive data and granting access under restricted conditions.
  • Combining or linking data from multiple sources and providing insights and other services back to those that have contributed data.
  • Creating open datasets that anyone can access, use and share to further a particular mission or cause.
  • Acting as a gatekeeper for data held by other organisations.
  • Developing and maintaining identifiers, standards and other infrastructure for a sector or field, such as by registering identifiers or publishing open standards.
  • Enabling people to take a more active role in stewarding data about themselves and their communities.


Speakers
avatar for Min'enhle Ncube

Min'enhle Ncube

Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Humanities in Africa
Min'enhle Ncube is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Humanities in Africa. Her research focusses on technogies adopted in healthcare and nature of the Internet in southern Africa. She holds an Advanced MSc in Cultural and Development Studies from KU Leuven where she... Read More →
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Allan Ochollo

Fellow, Black Diplomat's Academy
A MSc student at Kenyatta University (Kenya) and Fellow at Black Diplomat's Academy (Canada), Allan is member of the Chatham House Common Futures Conversations with research interests in inclusive and responsible AI and data governance, open data and open science
avatar for Brian Tshuma

Brian Tshuma

Doctoral Research Fellow, Open Data Institute
A Data fundamentalist who believes that without data, life would be ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,’ Brian is an Attorney (Data, Corporate & Capital Markets) and Doctoral Researcher at the Open Data Institute, a think tank based in London (UK) which seeks to connect... Read More →
avatar for Halefom Abraha

Halefom Abraha

Postdoctoral Researcher, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Halefom Abraha is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (University of Oxford). He researches the impact of AI and algorithms on privacy and data protection. His research interests include AI Regulation, Cross-border Data Access in the law enforcement... Read More →
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Angela Ndaka

PhD Candidate, University of Otago
Angela is a PhD Candidate at the university of Otago (New Zealand), working at the intersection of Science, Technology and Society and looking at the nexus between Technology, agri-food systems, and sustainability. Born in Kenya, she has her past studies in Education, and Public Policy... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CAT
ROOM 3
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