GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development

With the objective to promote open data knowledge and increase awareness of ongoing open data initiatives, innovations and good practices, the leader organisations of GODAN Action[1] would like to propose the creation of a GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development.

The GODAN Capacity Development Working Group aims to draw from the development of a capacity building plan to foster engagement among members. The main goals of this WG include:

  • Advocate for collaborative efforts in agricultural and nutrition open data initiatives through knowledge sharing and capacity development activities

  • Advocate for programs, good practices, and lessons learned that enable the use of open data.

  • Promote capacity development initiatives and diversity of open data users for a more effective accessibility, use, engagement and understanding of open data

We welcome more individuals and institutions in this new framework collaboration within GODAN. If you are interested, please contact us at lopes@cta.int  by September 5.


[1]3.5 year project led by international partners with a strong agriculture, nutrition, data and ICT record including Wageningen UR –Alterra, AgroKnow, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Land Portal, the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Open Data Institute (ODI), AidData, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). It aims to enable an effective use of open data in tackling the food security and nutrition challenges by building the capacity of stakeholders to both understand the potential of open data for agriculture and nutrition and to engage with it practically.