GODAN launches The Road Ahead: request for proposals for GODAN Secretariat
GODAN, The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (https://www.godan.info/) is about to embark on a new and exciting period of transition and transformation. This marks the next level of service and responsiveness for the initiative, lifting support to GODAN’s growing network of almost 800 partner organisations from 105 countries worldwide.
In July 2018 at The Road Ahead meeting in London GODAN partners, representing public, private and non-profit organisations agreed that the GODAN initiative should enter into a transition phase in 2019, to secure funding, and should enter a transformation phase from 2020-2022. This endorses the business plan, which highlighted focusing on sustainable operations to advance strategic goals, including extending capabilities and capacities to generate, disseminate and use open data for agriculture and nutrition.
In preparation for this new phase a request for proposals (RFP) has been released which offers opportunities to host and/or fund the GODAN Secretariat until 2022. The call goes out to all GODAN partners and can be seen here: GODAN Request For Proposals.pdf
For those interested in submitting a proposal it should be sent to GODAN at: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for applications will be Thursday November 1, 2018 at 17:00 GMT. Any questions about the process can be sent to GODAN. Comments can be received until Wednesday October 10, 2018. Answers to all questions will be disseminated on Friday October 19, 2018 in one document to all applicants so that everyone benefits from the feedback.