Lynn Woolfrey is a Data Scientist with more than 20 years’ experience curating and sharing disaggregated African data. She manages data operations at DataFirst, a data service and research unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is responsible for DataFirst’s open data repository, which is the only CoreTrustSeal certified repository in Africa. In 2012 she set up this data centre to give researchers controlled access to sensitive or highly disaggregated government data. She trains data managers in government and research institutions across Africa and have participated in United Nations projects to assist governments to assess their data readiness for Sustainable Development Goal planning and monitoring. Lynn’s research interest is open government data and information ecosystems for data-directed decision-making in African countries.