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

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
On Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:09:10 GMT, kcharvat <***@***.***> wrote:
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

12 Dec 2018

News about the IGAD chairs

Dear IGAD Community Members,
It is time to express our gratitude to the IGAD co-chairs Esther Dzale and Armando Stellato, for their valuable contributions to this community during the last two years. Due to their tight agendas and portfolios, Esther and Armando's involvement as co-chairs of IGAD are unfortunately coming to an end, but they will continue very much involved in the RDA activities around agriculture and semantics.

11 Dec 2018

IGAD RDA 13th Plenary Meeting in Philadelphia April 2019 - Who is going to attend?

Dear colleagues,
RDA/IGAD chairs will soon start to organize the IGAD Meeting in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) prior to the RDA 13th Plenary (2-4 April 2019). As a first step, we would be interested to know how many people from the Interest Group would be attending the RDA Plenary.
Even if you are not sure but you would be interested to attend, please send to ***@***.*** and let us know.
Thank you in advance!
Karna Wegner
On Behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs