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Strategies for supporting collaborations and building relationships for opening data in agriculture

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This webinar highlights the importance of identifying and involving different stakeholder groups and sectors to ensure an inclusive and collaborative process to develop open data strategies and policies. It will explore questions such as “How do you convince someone to open their data?” and “How to you put an effective policy in place?”

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Strategies for supporting collaborations and building relationships for opening data in agriculture

  1. 1. ruthie.musker@godan.info @ruthiemusker Ruthie Musker GODAN Action Webinar November 27, 2017 Strategies for supporting collaborations and building relationships for opening data in agriculture
  2. 2. Webinar Structure • Stakeholder groups • Creating open data strategies • Examples from GODAN
  3. 3. Stakeholder Groups • Government • Industry (Private Sector) • NGOs (Civil Society) • Foundations/Donors • Universities/Research Institutions • Farmer Organizations Government Ministry of Agriculture Minister Extension Officer Ministry of Information Minister Informatician Ministry of Statistics Minister Statistician
  4. 4. Key Points for Open Data Strategies • Understand what you are trying to achieve • Engaging with large organisations • Understanding user needs • How to convince individuals & organizations to open their data?
  5. 5. Key Points for Open Data Strategies Understand what you are trying to achieve • What decisions do you want to make? • What is your ultimate goal? • What does success look like? • Who has the power to ensure success? • Be as explicit as possible! • This should be done within your own organizations and across stakeholder groups. • What stage of open data acceptance is there in the space?
  6. 6. Key Points for Open Data Strategies Engaging with large organisations • For some goals, engagement with large organizations is necessary. • Examine the goals of large organizations and determine the underlying data question. • It is difficult to convince an large organization to take on a new goal. An option is to integrate how open data helps them with their current goals.
  7. 7. Key Points for Open Data Strategies Understanding user needs • The user is an essential and often overlooked stakeholder! • Decision-making, data use, policy development all have an end user.
  8. 8. Key Points for Open Data Strategies How to convince individuals & organizations to open their data? • Common goals • Joint benefit of open data • Trust • Responsible data
  9. 9. Key Points for Open Data Strategies FAIR Principle Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable https://www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples
  10. 10. Key Points for Open Data Strategies How to put an effective, ethical policy in place? • Open Data Institute’s ”How to write a good open data policy?” • https://theodi.org/guides/writing-a-good-open-data-policy • Open Data Institute’s ”Data Ethics Canvas” • https://theodi.org/the-data-ethics-canvas
  11. 11. Examples from GODAN
  12. 12. Examples from GODAN GODAN Partner Network Approach Open data advocacy needs Inclusivity!
  13. 13. Examples from GODAN Donor Open Data Policy and Practice http://www.godan.info/documents/donor-open-data-policy-and-practice-analysis-five-agriculture-programmes
  14. 14. Examples from GODAN University Open Data Policy and Practice GODAN collaboration with PUSH
  15. 15. Examples from GODAN Government Open Data Policies Agriculture Open-Up Guide
  16. 16. Examples from GODAN Nairobi Declaration 15 African Ministers for Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition http://www.godan.info/news/godan-supports-historic-nairobi-declaration
  17. 17. Going forward together!
  18. 18. Ruthie Musker ruthie.musker@godan.info

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