Our Open Data Day celebration was held at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development with level 200 hundred students.

Women for Sustainability Africa collaborated with Open Knowledge Ghana, Youth Climate Council and the University of Environment and Sustainable Development to host this training. The event featured an interactive and insightful training session, equipping participants with various tools and techniques to address climate change. This included exploring open data platforms like Wikipedia as a resource for climate action and communication.

What was learned

We had speakers from Women for Sustainability Africa, Youth Climate Council, Open Knowledge Ghana to grace the occasion. 

Some of the lessons that was learned during the session include 

  • The important of open data and knowledge platforms touching on the role of Wikipedia in advancing climate action and communication
  • Challenges in Building Climate Resilience
  • Role of Technology in Climate Resilience
  • Data Analytics for Climate Resilience
  • Emerging trends and future directions in technology for climate resilience

Furthermore, the event introduced students to the Open Knowledge Foundation and Open Knowledge Ghana, fostering a sense of community and encouraging them to contribute to open knowledge about climate change

Participants were very excited and looked forward to more collaborations in the future.


  • Total Students: 51
  • Total Team: 7

What Next

Participants were enrolled in Open Knowledge Ghana WhatsApp group for further engagements and opportunities within the open knowledge space.


We extend our deepest gratitude to the Open Knowledge Foundation for their financial support, which was instrumental in organizing the program enabling us to cater for the logistics and resources required to host a successful event. Additionally, we acknowledge the invaluable collaboration and support of Open Knowledge Ghana and the Youth Climate Council, whose resource persons significantly enriched the event. We also acknowledge the University of Environment and resource development for welcoming us and offering us the opportunity to engage with their students.

About Open Data Day

Open Data Day (ODD) is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups from many countries create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities.

As a way to increase the representation of different cultures, since 2023 we offer the opportunity for organisations to host an Open Data Day event on the best date within a one-week period. In 2024, a total of 287 events happened all over the world between March 2nd-8th, in 60+ countries using 15 different languages.

All outputs are open for everyone to use and re-use.

In 2024, Open Data Day was also a part of the HOT OpenSummit ’23-24 initiative, a creative programme of global event collaborations that leverages experience, passion and connection to drive strong networks and collective action across the humanitarian open mapping movement

For more information, you can reach out to the Open Knowledge Foundation team by emailing opendataday@okfn.org. You can also join the Open Data Day Google Group to ask for advice or share tips and get connected with others.