5-8 November 2018 - GABORONE, BOTSWANA

From 5-8 November 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in  for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’.  

As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and   innovation.

International Data Week comprises SciDataCon http://www.scidatacon.org/, a conference for research and practice papers addressing all aspects of data in research, and the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance https://rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-twelfth-plenary-meeting-part-international-data-week-2018-gaborone-botswana

Botswana - Our Pride, Your Destination


Perspectives from the IDW Organising Committee

Dr. Simon Hodson
Executive Director, CODATA

Professor Atlhopheng
Dean of Science, University of Botswana

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Tour and Safari Information

Make the most out of your time in Botswana,visit majestic landscapes and witness incredible wildlife. If you are planning on organising a trip around Botswana, or visitng the national parks the country has to offer, there is a wide range of tours available. More information and contact details below. 


Tourist Attractions

Botswana was voted number one in the Top 10 Countries in Lonely Planet’s best in Travel 2016. Botswana is a premier tourist destination offering high-value, low-volume tourism - thus preserving and safeguarding its pristine destinations.

Botswana - and Gaborone in general offer a plethora of attractions and majestic sceneries.

Draft Programme for SciDataCon Now Available

The SciDataCon Organisers and Programme Committee are delighted to announce that the draft programme for SciDataCon has been published at https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/programme/ .

Botswana President - His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi to Open IDW 2018

The organizing committee of International Data Week 2018 and the Botswana Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology are pleased and honoured to announce that the Botswana President - His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi - will formally open International Data Week and will deliver the opening keynote address for the week-long conference beginning on 5 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.