By Danlami Nmodu
Civil society representatives, media practitioners,youth groups, businessmen and tech experts were at the on -going Open Data Forum and Workshop in Abuja.The forum which is an oportunity for participants to appreciate the essence of the open data initiative is the first of its kind in Nigeria.
The workshop supported of the World Bank Institute,International Center for Journalists ,Code for Africa and Africa Media initiative has Craig Hammer ,Patrick Butler,Oluseun Onigbinde,Declan Okpalaeke and Justin Arenstein as the experts in the house.
Open data clinic session attended by Newsdiaryonline exposed participants to what is data,what can open data do among others.But the most exciting and thought-provoking part of the day’s event was the initial breakout session where each group of professionals form a rountable to thrash out and find answers to specific questions.
The experts said more exciting sessions will follow at the Transcorp Hilton venue, Abuja on Friday. And many participants have said they would attend.
See below some pictures of some faces at Thursday’s session.
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