Following the recent 2016 Donor Steering Committee meeting held in January 2016 between the GODAN Secretariat and donors including CTA, CGIAR and the USDA, the Secretariat's Inception report has been approved and is now released. Please click on the links...Read more
Guest contributors Julia Duncan and Nic Covey write a blog post on how to present data to researchers and practitioners in a productive, centralized way. On September 25th, on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, our organizations (The Demand Institute and The U.S. State Department’s Office of Global...Open
As one of GODAN's components is innovation, we aim to explore opportunities and challenges that arise from using datasets and encourage youth to innovate. GODAN will sponsor the CTA AgriHack Durban Hackathon Challenge winners for the Best Use of Open...Read more
“It's really powerful. It's in people's hands; it's in people's homes. How do we use it for the greater good?” GODAN partner VOTO Mobile is a three-year old Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise which helps businesses, governments, and NGOs use mobile technologies to gather information and feedback through interactive...Open
Tanzanian GODAN partner Agrinfo uses geodata to share farmland information and enable farmers to better manage their land. The organization does this, explains marketing director Jumo Ngomuo, by collecting the GPS locations of farms and assessing their ownership and area size, type of investment and expected outputs. By collecting such...Open
Today, the US Government announces major new funding at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa to achieve food security by 2030, as part of its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals will be finalised in...Read more
A roundtable session on open data in agriculture was recently held during recent Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) 2015, held in Abu Dhabi. The roundtable session, convened by the CGIAR, looked at the current open data situation in...Read more
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