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Data Upload Challenge and Hackathon

The Ghana Open Data Initiative which was started in 2012 to make government data open and accessible to all for free is undergoing a revamping process to make the open data portal more useful for users.   As part of the revamping process, the Ministry of Communication through its implementing agency the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Mobile Web Ghana and SBC4D is organizing a Data Upload Challenge and Hackathon. This will happen over a Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE WORKSHOP

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE WORKSHOP   The US Embassy in collaboration with Mobile Web Ghana organised a two-day training session for Civil Society Organizations and gender activists. The event was held at Mobile Web Ghana, from the 12th -13th of March, 2019. The workshop was aimed at equipping participants with the requisite skills and knowledge to combat domestic and sexual violence. The two-day workshop was dubbed “Train the trainer- engaging with young women about sexual Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Data Management and Publication Training for Government Agencies and Ministries

The government of Ghana through the National Information Technology agency has contracted SBC4D and Mobile Web Ghana to revamp the already existing Ghana Open Data portal. Activities leading to the revamping of the Ghana Open Data Portal are still ongoing to ensure that the platform becomes more effective and useful to open data enthusiasts in this country. One of the ways to ensure that the open data portal is useful is to make sure there Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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US Embassy’s Gender-based Violence Workshop at Mobile Web Ghana

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence worldwide, the U.S Embassy in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana organized a workshop to enlighten stakeholders on gender-based violence. The focus of the workshop was to address the different forms of violent acts against women and girls, hence the theme: “Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls”.  In attendance, were over fifty (50) participants who were representatives of Civil Society Organizations, Diplomatic missions, law Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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My Experience Participating In the Open Cities Accra Project (Mapper)

My name is Chris Eshun, a third-year Geomatic Engineering student at the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana. I am the Training Coordinator for UMaT YouthMappers Chapter, a member of OpenStreetMap Ghana and the current President of the Geomatic Engineering Students Association. The Open Cities Africa (Accra) project is a project that seeks to make Alogboshie and its environs resilient to natural disasters, especially flooding. The project also involves the remote mapping of Nima, Akweteyman, and Alajo which are Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago
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Ghana Code Club trains girls in Mobile App Development

Ghana Code Club set out to train 100 girls in mobile app development in a 2-day training program as part of the e-skills for girls program. The training was done in collaboration with Mobile Web Ghana, Leti Arts, ColorCoded and The Exploratory.   The first session of the training came off on Friday when fifty girls were introduced to android app development. On the first day of the training, the girls were taught how to Read more...

By Eli Sabblah, ago