Data is key if Africa is to achieving the SDGs

by Sophie Mbugua

By Sophie Mbugua, Nairobi Kenya. 

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Jacqueline Musiitwa, Zambian-based champion for the Accur8Africa initiative

Numbers are important in determining where Africa is on the development process and where it wants to go. There is rich data on the continent, but it exists in an even and disorganized manner.

Accessing data from the government institution, discrepancies between international organization and governmental data makes its hard to ensure that data used for developmental planning is appropriate.

Data champions’ from five African countries are taking up the challenge of improving data collection across the continent to enhance progress under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Much of Data in Africa is manually stored

Accur8Africa brings together data scientists from Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia, to improve accuracy, accountability and accessibility to data.

Listen to the podcast African data champions take up SDG challenge

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