CKAN: Fueling Africa's Open Data Revolution

Join the upcoming CKAN Monthly Live webinar featuring Emma Kisa, Data analyst and openAFRICA lead, as she uncovers the powerful synergy between CKAN and openAFRICA, the continent's largest independent open data repository. The meetup will highlight how Code for Africa leverages CKAN's capabilities to empower individuals with actionable, freely accessible data.

    21 June 2023 - 13:00
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Join us for a special CKAN Monthly Live event as we delve into the trenches of the open data movement in Africa, uncovering the power of collaboration, the impact of data liberation, and the crucial role of CKAN in driving this transformation.

We're thrilled to invite you to an engaging discussion about openAFRICA, the largest independent open data repository on the African continent. Powered by CKAN, this impressive platform is much more than a static data collection. It's a vibrant, growing network maintained by Code for Africa, an innovative grassroots initiative liberating hard-to-access data with the help of organizations, volunteers, and activists.

The webinar promises to be an enlightening deep dive into the core of the open data movement in Africa. We will be joined by Emma Kisa, Data Analyst and openAFRICA Lead. With 13 years of experience in media and communication, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table.

💡 Join this webinar to discover how CKAN facilitates the democratization of data across Africa. Not only will you learn how to tap into the wealth of information available on openAFRICA and get hard-to-find data, but you'll also gain insights into how you can contribute to this open data movement.

💡 In his presentation Emma will cover:

  • why the need for open data in Africa
  • the key features openAFRICA provides
  • the best CKAN features for the openAFRICA team


  • Emma Kisa
    Data analyst and openAFRICA lead
  • Emma Kisa is a seasoned data analyst with Code for Africa's Knowledge team with 13 years of experience in media and communication. She is a Uganda National Journalism Nominee 2017 in the Data Journalism category, and has contributed to numerous award-winning projects. On top of her professional achievements, Emma also has a strong passion for Early Childhood Development.

How to connect


  • Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • Time: 13:00 UTC
  • How long: 60 mins
  • Language: English


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Meetings agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions – 10 min
  2. Presentation from Emma – 20 min
  3. Discussion / Q&A – 15 min
  4. Community announcements and sharing (if any) – 10 min
  5. Closing – 5 min

You can have a look at the [CKAN Monthly Live] Meeting Doc. Feel free to add items and things you’d like to discuss to the agenda.

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We look forward to seeing you all on CKAN Monthly Live!