In celebration of International Women's Day 2021 and Open Data Day 2021, GODAN and Unique Mappers are teaming up to bring you an event bringing together these two topics and exploring gender equality in data technologies in West Africa.
Saturday March 6, 2021 (11h00-12h00 UTC/ 12h00-13h00 WAT)
Achieving Zero Hunger Through Gender Data Equality
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See full Agenda below.
Monday March 8, 2021 (11h00-12h00 UTC/ 12h00-13h00 WAT)
Gender Equality in Agriculture: Bridging the digital divide
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Despite women making up around 50% of the agricultural workforce in the ACP region, the gender gap in relation to acess to information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to grow, making it particularly difficult for women to access important information, financial products and markets.
The digital transformation of the agricultural sector, through the proliferation of digital technologies, tools and services has only served to exacerbate preexisting inequalities. While challenges such as access to education, access to financial services, connectivity, availability of electricity and cost of essential services only serve to widen the gender data gap.
Empowerment of women would not only empower individuals, increasing their earnings; but would also serve to empower families and entire farming communities, and partnership is a key factor to effectuating that change.
Moderators: Kathryn Bailey, Head of Communications, GODAN; and Uchechi Anaduaka Training, Coordinator, Unique Mappers
**Virtual Panel Session - REGISTER HERE for Saturday session**
INTRODUCTION - Dr. Suchith Anand, Chief Scientist, GODAN
Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Agriculture (in Nigeria) - Ijeoma Nwogu, GODAN Ambassador, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Bridging the Gender Gap for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security - Timipre Nkwocha, Researcher, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Port Harcourt.
Achieving Zero Hunger through Open Data Development - Dr. Suchith Anand, Chief Scientist, GODAN
Moderators: Kathryn Bailey, Head of Communications, GODAN; and Elizabeth Bukola Asunbo, Coordinator, Unique Mappers
**Virtual Panel Session - REGISTER HERE for Monday session**
INTRODUCTION -Victor N.Sunday, Director, Unique Mappers
Women’s Rights in Agriculture: How agricultural data codes of conduct can level the playing field - Foteini Zampati, Data Rights Expert, GODAN
Empowering Women with Satellite-Based Geospatial Applications for Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria - Dr. Rakiya Abdullahi Babamaaji, Assistant Director and Head of Natural Resources Management, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
Open Map Data for Smallholder Farmers’ Land Rights and Women Empowerment -Trudy Hope, Senior Software Developer and Founder of Trudigital Technologies - an ICT and GIS company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa
Choose to Challenge Women Empowerment for Quality Education ,Digital Technology and Food Security - Uchechi Anaduaka, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Nigeria in Nsukka; and Training Coordinator with Unique Mappers