Second Edition of the Innovate Africa Symposium: Strengthening Data Governance in the African Data Ecosystem

02 October 2024 - 04 October 2024

The African Development Bank’s Statistics Department, in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR), will host the Second Edition of the Innovate Africa Symposium on 2-4 October 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda. Centered on "Strengthening Data Governance in the African Data Ecosystem," the symposium will address recent significant advancements in data governance that will ultimately benefit the entire continent, highlighting the pivotal role of robust data governance frameworks in harnessing data for socio-economic growth in the digital era.

Call for Presentations

Participants interested in contributing presentations for the diverse tracks and sessions of the symposium are warmly invited to submit their proposals here:  Submit your presentation proposal

Presentations should address aspects of data governance, covering topics from but not limited to the following list.

  • Data catalog and lineage
  • Data quality management
  • Privacy, compliance, and data protection
  • Accountability and ownership in data governance
  • Data anonymization techniques
  • Lifecycle management of public sector data
  • Enhancing data security in government
  • Metadata and master data management
  • Innovations in ICT for data governance
  • Strategies for engaging stakeholders in data governance

Submissions may focus on specific tracks:

  • Innovation & Strategy: Delving into innovative data governance frameworks and strategies pertinent to the public sector.
  • Platforms & Process: Analyzing platforms and processes that underpin effective data governance and management.
  • Case Studies & Technology Demo: Presenting insightful case studies of successful data governance implementations and lessons learned, along with demonstrations of technological tools that bolster data governance practices.