Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

WG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
WGs Producing deliverables (~6-12 months after RDA endorsement)
 

The aim of this Working Group (WG) is to develop synergies between existing education and training activities and agricultural science needs by performing a landscape assessment to identify existing gaps and training requirements within the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) WGs related. A particular focus will be on sharing knowledge about training initiatives and technologies, reducing digital divides so that researchers and practitioners in developing countries can also benefit. It will also empower the existing collaboration with GODAN and GODAN Action.  GODAN Action is a project to enable the effective use of open data in tackling the food security and nutrition challenges by building the capacity of potential stakeholders to both understand the potential of open data for agriculture and nutrition and to engage with it practically http://www.godan.info/godan-action.

 

Formed in 2013, since its inception the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to becoming one of the RDA’s most prominent Thematic Groups. IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, including producing, aggregating and consuming data. Beyond this IGAD promotes good practices in research with regard to data sharing policies, data management plans and data interoperability, and it is a forum for sharing experience and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data.

 

At the RDA 9 in Barcelona , more than 100 data experts from more than 35 countries came together for the IGAD pre-meeting where the participants were briefed about ongoing activities of IGAD Working Groups (WGs) and conveyed new ideas through the proposals for  future work. At the RDA9 Pre-meeting for IGAD there was strong interest for developing a WG for building synergies in Capacity Development, in the context of research data in agriculture and its potential contribution to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

 



Recent Activity

31 Mar 2019

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] Nairobi INSPIRE Hackathon 2019

Dear Prof. Wafula,
It will be excelent, if you will help us to promote event. We would like to atract as many people as possible. It will be also good, if you can join some group and help us with your opinion
Karel
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Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:23 AM
To: Simon Hodson, ED CODATA <***@***.***>

28 Mar 2019

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] Nairobi INSPIRE Hackathon 2019

Dear IGAD friends,
See list of experiments, which is planed for Nairobi Hackathon.
https://www.plan4all.eu/updates/nairobi-inspire-hackathon-2019/. We have
large interest for event and I am sure, that we can offer very interesting
topics. Please promote this, I am sure, that it will be excellent capacity
building
Karel
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Behalf Of kcharvat

21 Mar 2019

Nairobi INSPIRE Hackathon 2019

Dear colleagues
6 EU projects are involved in the organization of the Nairobi INSPIRE
Hackathon 2019 including EO4Agri. The hackathon should serve as a platform
to showcase our results to different communities. This time, it will be
mainly agriculture communities in Africa.
The registration is now open and you are cordially invited to join the
efforts to create some solutions or come up with some ideas for sustainable
agriculture in Africa.
The main page of the event is at

08 Mar 2019

IGAD preliminary agenda

Dear IGAD participants,
I am happy to share with you the preliminary agenda of the next IGAD meeting in Philadelphia on 1 April:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JMlEITgd2triVMYWL4MnpIdqUAtD23bxGFgc...
The meeting will take place at Drexel University (15 minutes walking distance from the RDA venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel):
Stiles Alumni Hall, Room CL-A, Drexel University, Central City Campus,
325 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (US)

14 Feb 2019

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] IGAD capacity building and harmonisation

Thanks Suchith,
It will be nice. We are now preparing final docment. As I hear you met Bente and spoke about this. Pleas you can edit document, we can mentioned there GODAN, RDA, al lis now possible
Karel
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14 Feb 2019

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] IGAD capacity building and harmonisation

Hi Karel,
Thank you for this information and excellent updates .I can promote the remote hackathon/ideatlon for Africa through the GODAN networks and community. This is excellent synergies for the IGAD Capacity Development WG .
Best wishes,
Suchith
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Dear all,

14 Feb 2019

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] IGAD capacity building and harmonisation

Hi Karel,
Thank you for this information and excellent updates .I can promote the remote hackathon/ideatlon for Africa through the GODAN networks and community. This is excellent synergies for the IGAD Capacity Development WG .
Best wishes,
Suchith
On Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:09:10 GMT, kcharvat <***@***.***> wrote:
Dear all,

14 Feb 2019

IGAD capacity building and harmonisation

Dear all,
I have appologise, but from time reason, I am not able to come now to
Philadelphia. But we are now in relation to running and new projexct
starting new activities. One from planning activities is to organize remote
hackathon/ideatlon for Africa. It will be remote work for two months and
we plan to present results on IST Africa conference in Nairobi.
http://www.ist-africa.org/home/.
If yo are interested to join us, here is preparational document