WHO WE ARE
Code for Ghana is part of the Code for Africa initiative which aims to use open data and technology to promote responsive, innovative and effective governance. Code for Ghana follows in the tradition of Code for Kenya and Code for South Africa by embedding software developers and data fellows in media organisations for a period of six months. During this period, the Data Fellows and Developers are expected to work with their host organisations on open data projects. Code for Ghana is jointly funded by the African Innovative News Challenge and Making All Voices Count with support from the Webfoundation
Our Activities Include:
- Build active Open Data ecosystem
- Open up public data and provide easy access to citizens
- Organise events to share knowledge, expertise and the value of open-data with the public.
- Build civic apps and platforms that will promote citizen engagment
- Work with CSOs, NGOs and Government organisations to bring meaning to their data-sets
Florence Toffa has been the Director of Mobile Web Ghana since its commencement. She enrolled at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) to pursue a 2-year program in Software Entrepreneurship after her undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana. At Mobile Web Ghana, she oversees the day-to-day activities of the organization, raises funds, establishes new partnerships and supervises the work of employees. She coordinates the Code for Ghana project.
Nehemiah Attigah has many years of experience in the Technology industry and has been involved in the development of a wide range of business and social solutions. Nehemiah has worked as a Software Developer for a number of Software companies including SOFTtribe. He has been involved in a number notable data-driven and citizen engagement projects. He is also CEO of Hatua Solutions, an IT company and Co-founder of Odekro.
Over the past 13 years, Afua has worked in many industries in Ghana, including software development, journalism, and events management. She has worked in various capacities in the following companies: theSOFTtribe, Citi FM, Global Media Alliance, Esoko and recently the Grameen Foundation. She has a degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance option) from the University of Ghana, Legon. Her main interests are data journalism, product design, and sustainable development with specific focus on Health and Agriculture (mHealth and mAgriculture).:
Nana Baah Gyan is a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He began his studies in Computer Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He later went to the Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies to pursue an MSC ICT program. Presently, he is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He brings his vast wealth of knowledge in software engineering on board as he works closely with the other members of the Code for Ghana team.
Having started his career in natural and environmental science, Nii later found interest in computing and programming. Nii has consulted for the FAO of the UN and has worked on many projects for the government and multinationals. Nii describes himself as a free and open source engineer who wants to push the frontiers of mobile devices as a tool for development which led him to work on mhealth and magric as solutions specialists at MVP and Senior Engineer at Esoko respectively. His current research interest lies in building models that give actionable intelligence and value from data.