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GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development


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Overview of Global Open data for Agriculture and Nutrition's Capacity Building WGs activities

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GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development

  1. 1. GODAN Working Group on Capacity Building Dr. Suchith Anand University of Nottingham & Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
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  3. 3. Hunger Poverty Innovation
  4. 4. Why? Data needs to be easily understood by all to make better informed decisions at all levels Purpose - Using this layer to compare with health expenditures to see if there's a visual relationship with the percent of forest area and health care costs. Looking to see if health care costs rise as forest are percent lowers.
  5. 5. Spatial Patterns in the genetic variation of Bambara groundnut 5 Roberto Santos et al. 2016
  6. 6. WG launched at GODAN summit 2016
  7. 7. • Inclusive – for all levels from students to those without formal education • Empowerment • Lowering the barriers • Spread Awareness on available resources • Building partnerships and synergies with like minded organisations We welcome ideas from all on how to make this possible Big picture
  8. 8. Why - Social Responsibility Making resources including data , software and educational materials openly available offers an opportunity for knowledge to be shared widely so as to increase learning and economic opportunities for all. Lots of successful Examples of educational initiatives like gvSIG Batoví For details contact: Sergio Acosta y Lara Alvaro Anguix v=orwN9K07XPo  
  9. 9. Aim - Capacity Building at all levels - from students to those without formal education
  10. 10. Why join GODAN WG on Capacity development? • Be part of a global community and benefit from sharing ideas and experiences • Freely available learning materials and resources • Hands on Workshops on different themes • Webinars • Think Tank Meetings • Storytelling with Data • Student projects/competitions
  11. 11. Examples GODAN AgriGIS Hands on workshop and ThinkTank @RCMRD, Nairobi, Oct 2016
  12. 12. GODAN AgriGIS Workshop and ThinkTank @RCMRD, Nairobi, Oct 28-29, 2016
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  14. 14. Hands on training used free and open tools so the participants have full access without the need to buy expensive tools - Empowerment is key What is the point in having all the data if we don’t have access to tools or have to pay huge amounts to get access?
  15. 15. Free online resources For example oss4g-academy- curriculum/
  16. 16. ThinkTank focus · What are the big challenges for Agriculture in African context? · Tools for agri using satellite / remote data collection (known and wishlist) · Data sets we would like to use (existing or not) · Practical , technical, policy, implementation obstacles to Location aspects/Geotechnologies for Agriculture
  17. 17. ThinkTank Outcomes AgriGIS secretariat established by CANIS (Centre for Agricultural Networking and Information Sharing, University of Nairobi) Contact - Kiringai Kamau for details Capacity Building was identified as one of the priorities kenya-slides.aspx
  18. 18. Building synergies with other like minded organisations Research Data Alliance CODATA GeoForAll
  19. 19. Building synergies in Capacity Development at pre conference meeting of Interest Group on Agricultural Data at RDA9 ,Barcelona (3-4 April 2017)
  20. 20. Geo For All - Making Geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all Image Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
  21. 21. GODAN Webinar Series To start on 15th March 2017 Ideas/contributions welcome
  22. 22. Join the GODAN-NASA Local Farming Challenge 2017
  23. 23. GODAN-NASA Local Farming Challenge We invite innovative ideas on Urban farming from students worldwide Some examples: •mapping for optimal linking of local farming community directly with potential customers •tools for visualising spatio-temporal aspects of local farming •ideas for helping reducing wastage (for example real time linking with local food banks) etc.
  24. 24. Prize 1000 Euro in total for the best student team in Agriculture challenge using open data sources Certificates from NASA and GODAN for all participants More details at
  25. 25. Have a look at previous projects
  26. 26. Join us at
  27. 27. Thank You!Thank You!