Recorded Webinar : What is GODAN? Network, Action & Secretariat

The free GODAN e-learning course on Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition - started on 13 November 2017 - is in its second week.

The course focuses on how to deal with different types of data formats and uses, and on the importance of reliability, accessibility, interoperability and transparency of data

The course is enriched by a number of Webinars designed to strengthen the course content, give course participants broader perspective in the relevant Open Data areas.

The first course Webinar introduced the Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) initiative. 

We would like to thank the guest webinar speaker Martin Parr (@parr2_parr on Twitter), Program Manager at Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) (@godanSec on Twitter), who:

  • delivered a great talk on GODAN initiative, it’s principles and what it does to advocate and develop capacity in the sector;
  • allowed participants to create interactive environments with their questions and discussions.

The session visited some definitions of Data on the data spectrum, also through examining the work of the network’s facilitation mechanism (the GODAN Secretariat), and its research and capacity building and research unit (GODAN Action: #GODANAction) in communicating the value of open data in the sector.

The recording and the slides of this Webinar are now available here: 

Resources & links : 

Slides (online-Slide Share

Video recording (Online-YouTube)  

About Presenter Martin Parr, Program Manager at GODAN

Martin Parr has over fifteen years’ experience of working on web-based products, mobile internet and research communication services. He now manages a number of CABI’s Knowledge projects for International Development and is Head of Open Data at CABI and Operations Manager for the GODAN Secretariat. He specializes in programme management, business development, key account management, research communication and knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, mobile services, and open data policy and practice.

P.S. "More data is always more useful (if you know what to do with it)", - Data Sharing is Not Open Data (ODI)

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