Platinum Sponsors  
ASSAf is the official national Academy of Science of South Africa and represents the country in the international community of science academies. Since its inception, ASSAf has grown from a small, emergent organisation to a well-established academy.
Diamond Sponsors  

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.  We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.  Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries – helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

For many years, Wellcome has been a leading advocate and champion of research data sharing and open access to research publications.  As a research funder, we believe that the outputs of the research should be available to access and re-use in ways that will maximise their value to health and society.  Given our passionate support for open research, together with our long term commitment to supporting research and capacity building in Africa, we are proud to support International Data Week 2018.

Gold Sponsors  

The Cloudera Foundation works with organizations and institutions across the globe to harness the power of data to improve people’s lives and protect the planet. The Foundation is an independent private endowed foundation created by Cloudera, a software company headquartered in the Silicon Valley with offices in 30 countries. The company designs software and provides services to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights.

To realize its mission, the Cloudera Foundation provides technology, engineering and data science expertise as well as grant funding to support projects where a new or different use of large data sets will help achieve significant social and environmental impact. We are committed to strengthening the capacity to use data for good, and we are pleased to support the International Data Week 2018 in Botswana.

Bronze Sponsors  

Crossref is a not-for-profit association of about 2000 voting member publishers who represent 4300 societies and publishers, including both commercial and not-for-profit organizations.



Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature.
Other Sponsors  

Ethiopian Airlines has been appointed and recognized as the official airline carrier for IDW participants who will be departing from any Ethiopian airline cities to Gaborone. Ethiopian Airlines will provide discounts as follows:

  • - Business Class – 15% discount
  • - Economy Class – 12% discount
  • - These discounts do not apply to promotional fares.

The IDW Local Organizing Committee therefore recommends Ethiopian Airline services to all its affiliates and participants for their travel to and from Addis Ababa.

To book your flight through Ethiopian Airlines, visit https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/AA/EN/event?key=Data-week-2018 and use Promo Code IDW18.


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