ERIC KUMAH-BAKU COMES FROM GHANA WEST AFRICA AND ALSO LIVES IN GHANA.ERIC IS ONE OF THE FEW OFFICERS WHO STARTED THE GHANA OPEN DATA INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN IN GHANA AFTER THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT DATA TO BE MADE ACCESSIBLE IN A REUSABLE FORMAT IN 2012.ERIC HAS BEEN PART OF THE SUCCESS STORY OF GHANA OPEN DATA INITIATIVE FOR SOME YEARS NOW AS THE ASSISTANT DATA OFFICER BEFORE HIS NEW ROLE AS THE DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ON THE GHANA OPEN DATA PROJECT.ERIC IS ALSO A STAFF OF NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (NITA). HE HAS ATTENDED MOST OF THE OGP MEETINGS IN GHANA AS A REPRESENTATIVE FROM GODI AND NITA. ERIC HAS ALSO ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL OPEN DATA EVENTS ON BEHALF GODI. ERIC WAS AT AFRICAN OPEN DATA CONFERENCE 2015 AT DAR ES SALAAM, GLOBAL OPEN DATA IN AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION (GODAN) MEETING IN HAGUE,NETHERLANDS AND ALSO AT NEW YORK FOR GODANSUMMIT2016 ON WHICH HE REPRESENTED GODI AT THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING AT UNITED NATION ECOSOC CONFERENCE ROOM. ERIC IS AN EVANGELIST OF OPEN DATA AND VERY INTERESTED IN DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS