Data Localization, Data Residency, and Data Sovereignty
Panel - 90 Min
This session will be organise around 3 themes, each of which has several objectives:
Theme 1: Addressing data gaps
- Present the current situation to produce and highlight data gaps.
- Discuss opportunities to strengthen data regimes.
- Discuss opportunities to further develop data system with a view to ensuring harmonization, comparability, and quality of data.
- Present possibilities for using new data/ technology to address identified data gaps and engage new actors.
- To determine how alignment with national and regional agendas will impact data collection and indicator production and reporting.
Theme 2: Encouraging data use
- Have an open dialogue with key users on how data produced can better meet their needs.
- Identify ways to harness the opportunity of the momentum around data for development agendas to strengthen the sharing, accessibility and presentation of data.
- Raise the profile of data production and use with key stakeholders including policy makers to encourage the use of improved data for evidence-based decision-making and accountability
Theme 3: Strengthening the Data Ecosystem
- Solidify the multi-stakeholder approach to achieving and measuring development agendas, and create new data communities.
- Identify and discuss solutions to major funding gaps.
- Identify and discuss solutions to technological and major capacity gaps.
- Provide an opportunity for country-to-country learning.
- Ensure high-level political and policy-maker buy-in for the Roadmap process.
- Identify key issues for the policy and enabling environment for the data ecosystem.
Inspiring and motivating all types of data users and decision-makers to increase their efforts to use data to inform decisions on policies, programmes, strategies, investments, and the design and implementation of programmes is our hope for the session. The session's success stories of data use will give others inspiration and ideas to try cutting-edge methods to increase data use. Information about hurdles encountered and tried-and-true solutions will be invaluable for those encountering similar challenges and assist people in getting over obstacles.
Links with the SDG targets
To properly implement and monitor progress on the SDGs, decision-makers need data and statistics that are accurate, timely, appropriately disaggregated, applicable, available, and easy to use. The amount and calibre of data have gradually improved throughout time. At all decision-making levels, data literacy must be increased, and statistical proficiency must be further developed. On this, the data producers and users from different data ecosystems will need to collaborate. The creation and utilisation of data and statistics will also require the adoption of innovative techniques in order to address the many challenges of sustainable development.
Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation
Wisdom Donkor: Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, Civil Society, Africa Group Prof. Lee Mcknight, Syracuse University, USA, Academia, America Victor Ohuruogu, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), International Organisation, Africa Group Zanyiwe Asare, Digitally Legal, Africa Group Jane Asantewaa, Doctoral Research Student, Syracuse University. Kwaku Antwi, Africa Opem
Yusuf S Abdul-Qadir, Syracuse University, USA
Jane Appiah-Okyere and Lindsey Ama Benewaah Bonsu
1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Production and Consumption
13. Climate Action
Targets: Data is relevant in the achievement of the sustainable development goals.