GODAN Action Training Mini-Grants : Apply by 7 May 2018

We invite dynamic trainers with demonstrable experience, who would like to collaborate with the GODAN* (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action project to build the capacity and diversity of open data users and intermediaries, leading to increased understanding and the more effective use of open data in tackling key agriculture and nutrition challenges.

The grants will be provided to fund up to eight (8) winning training workshop proposals of GBP2,000. Workshops to be conducted within three months from contract date.


 7 May 2018


23:59 Central European Time (CET) Central European Time (Time Converter)

How To Apply Proposals must be submitted by no later than 7 May 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET) through email to [email protected]. Late entries will not be accepted.

The Grant

Successful applicants will receive financial support for the organisation of their proposed training workshops of up to GBP2,000 (eq. Euro 2,262) that can be used toward the expenses involved in organising a training workshop (minimum 2 days) for a minimum of 20 participants.

Issues to be addressed 

The training workshops should incorporate and address issues of weather data, land data or nutrition data, as these are the themes for the GODAN Action project.

Winning proposals will be those which fall in one of the grant themes listed below and that align to the GODAN Action curriculumNB, you can decide to address more than one use case in a theme.

Grant themes and use cases

Weather DataImproving capacity of national governments to release weather data as open data.

Weather Data:  Improving the capabilities of intermediaries to work with available weather data and to collaborate with data providers.

Land dataImproving the capacity of organizations and institutions to publish land-related data and information as open data.

Land Data: Improving the capacity of individuals and organisations to effectively use open land-related data.

Nutrition DataImproving the capacity of organizations and institutions to publish open data on malnutrition.

Nutrition DataImproving the capacity of individuals and organisations to effectively use open malnutrition data.

GODAN Action Curriculum

The GODAN Action partners have developed a comprehensive open data in agriculture and nutrition curriculum, which guides the capacity-development activities of the project. Therefore, it is expected that the proposals should be aligned to the learning outcomes identified in the curriculum. Refer to the curriculum here.

Funds Available

There are up to eight (8) grants each of GBP2,000 (eq. Euro 2,262) that can be used toward the expenses involved in organising a training workshop (minimum 2 days) for a minimum of 20 participants.

Eligible workshop costs are:

  • venue hire
  • catering
  • stationery
  • equipment hire; and
  • administration costs (inclusive of fees for service providers, logistics costs, etc.).

NB. The grant may not be enough to cover all the expenses, therefore the applicant may need to source additional funds from the hosting institution.

In addition to the grant, GODAN Action will support the grant beneficiaries with access to the GODAN Action Learning Repository, which is a collection of learning materials, which can assist in the training activities, as well as promoting the training workshops on the GODAN website and social media.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants should / must be experienced trainers from private or public, national or regional organizations who:

  • Have relevant work experience in any of the following areas: agriculture/nutrition; open data; data science; data management; ICT4D; information science or statistics and/or work in the land sector or nutrition sector.
  • Have demonstrable experience as a trainer/educator.
  • Applicants who will deliver the workshop in any of the DFID priority countries, notably:

Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Burma | Caribbean | Democratic Republic of Congo | Ethiopia | Ghana | Iraq | Jordan | Kenya | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon |Liberia | Malawi | Mozambique | Nepal | Nigeria | Occupied Palestinian Territories | Overseas Territories | Pakistan | Rwanda | Sierra Leone | Somalia |South Africa | South Sudan | Sudan | Syria | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Uganda |Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Please see the full call for more infomation on the application procedure

* GODAN Action project is a three-year project to enable data users, producers and intermediaries to engage effectively with open data and maximise its potential for impact in the agriculture and nutrition sectors. The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). 

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