The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) will mark the annual celebration of Open standards and information accessibility, Document Freedom Day (DFD) on Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Accra.
The theme for this year's celebration, “Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write, Freedom to Communicate” focuses on the need for Government, public institutions, private organisations and individuals alike to use and promote the use of Open documents and Open standards.
DFD 2014 will be held at AITI-KACE and will feature keynotes by public officials, inspiring talks and lively debates. These would be interspersed with break-out sessions, case studies of best practicing organizations and distribution of free resources. The annual global event attracts government officials, public organisations, educational institutions, private, non-governmental organisations, students and the general public. The event promises to increase awareness for open standards and advocate for its adoption by Government and other groups of influence. Speaking ahead of the event, the Director-General of AITI-KACE, Dorothy K. Gordon underscored the importance of the DFD cause, “As the way we live and communicate becomes more digital by the day, it is crucial that we are able to access, use and exchange information freely without any limitations today or tomorrow”. -Ends-