Interview with Castro Antwi-Danso of Esoko

Castro Antwi-Danso, Esoko
“What I’d like to get out of a Network of Data Stewards is to see the best practices from other places that could inform what we do, especially in Africa where data use and management isn’t very enhanced.”

In this intervew recorded at the Data Stewards Network Camp in Cape Town, South Africa, Castro Antwi-Danso, the director of sales and marketing at Esoko shares insights on the opportunities, risks, and best practices of stewarding private-sector data in the public interest. Drawing from his experience helping Esoko to leverage its agricultural data to create positive impacts in rural communities across Africa, Castro reflects on the potential for data collaboration to help minimize duplicative data collection, and the important role of data stewards in establishing and maintaining trust with data subjects and users.