Recorded GODAN Action Webinar : Facilitating the use of Standards and steps to achieving impact with Open Data

GODAN* recently delivered its GODAN Action** Webinar on Capacity Development entitled : Facilitating the use of Standards  and  steps to achieving impact with Open Data.

In this webinar, GODAN Action project leads Valeria Pesce (GFAR)  and Rob Lokers (Wageningen University and Research) presented findings from their work on standards and impact evaluations of open data – with a special focus on weather data

You can find the full webinar recording here
  • Valeria Pesce gave an overview of the trends and major gaps in the availability and use of weather data standards, followed by recommendations on how to make existing data standards more usable or develop services that facilitate the use of standards.
  • Rob Lokers shared on achieving impact with open data: the importance of context for the potential of open data and some examples from open weather data cases.

Examples of data standards relevant from various standards, ISO, OGC, WMO, INSPIRE etc., that were presented - might be of wider interest.

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative seeks to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable worldwide. 

The initiative focuses on building high-level policy support for open data in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

GODAN Action is a programme launched by the UK’s Department of International Development. It brings together agriculture and nutrition specialists and open data experts and will support GODAN by building people’s capacity to engage with open data. The project aims to contribute to increased farmers’ yields, improved nutrition for consumers and better evidence based policy making. Achieving such impacts requires that individuals, organisations and communities feel confident in engaging with open data.

GODAN Action focuses on :

Standards - Enhancing data standards and promoting best practice in agriculture and nutrition to improve interoperability.
Research - Identifying and improving tools and methods for impact evaluation of open data usage in initiatives and investments in agriculture and nutrition.
Capacity - Building the capacity and diversity of open data users, leading to more effective use of data in tackling key agriculture and nutrition challenges.

The project works on three thematic areas:

- Weather data: catalysing business development and capacity development towards improved food security.
- Land data: harmonisation of fragmented data while contextualizing to local conditions.
- Nutrition data: data interoperability supporting the “nutrition data.

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