Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

WG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
WGs Getting started (~0-6 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

07 Sep 2018

IGAD pre-meeting participation

Dear IGAD members,
this is a kind reminder to let us know if you are planning to participate in the next IGAD pre-meeting (5-6 November) in Gaborone, Botswana.
The details of the event can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XeFk8skOtB-OBJ-j1Z3Pup70HtAeV-Gl_9Ar...
Please send us an email to ***@***.*** if you would like to be part of the event.

23 Jul 2018

FW: [agriculturecapacitydev] RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

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RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

20 Jul 2018

RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG

RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG
RDA Council has endorsed the Capacity Development for Agriculture Data WG. The aims of the Working Group and details are at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/capacity-development-agriculture-data-wg

13 Jul 2018

Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P12

Dear IGAD members and interested parties,
On behalf of the RDA [1] Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) [2], we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focussing on "Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions", that will be held on November 5-6, in Gaborone, Botswana. The event will take place during the International Data Week (IDW), November 5-8, 2018 [3] which combines the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting and SciDataCon 2018.

04 Jul 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][agriculturecapacitydev] Stay updated about the IGAD Capacity Development Group

Dear admin,
this is a greate news for the WG, I will like to be more involve in the
activity of the groupe.
Thanks
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04 Jul 2018

Stay updated about the IGAD Capacity Development Group

Dear IGAD community,
we are pleased to inform you that the RDA TAB has approved our IGAD Capacity Development Working Group. We are now waiting for the final approval of the WG by the RDA council. In the meantime we would like to invite all interested parties to join our mailing list to keep you updated about the next developments: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/capacity-development-agriculture-data-wg