21st Century is the century of data. Data skills and infrastructure will be essential for economic advancement and for sustainable development.We need to create a ‘world that counts‘, that gathers data and uses data to understand itself. There is no need for developing data skills and infrastracture in Africa. African universities have an essential role to play as stewards of the data created by African research. The data from many research projects conducted in Africa is not looked after in African institutions. African institutions need to present their research outputs, including data, a a shop window and a record of their activities, achievements and impacts.
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