GODAN understands that some governments may value the opportunity to share experiences, develop strategies, and collaborate with other governments who are facing similar challengers around open data in agriculture and nutrition.

African Intergovernmental Network on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

On 12-14 June 2017, GODAN co-hosted an Interministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition in Nairobi, Kenya. The ministerial conference was organized as a result of a commitment made by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, H.E. Mr Willy Bett at the GODAN Summit in 2016 where he accepted a call by GODAN to champion the principles of collaboration and use of open data for agriculture and nutrition within G77 nations and its support for the Comprehensive Agreement on Agriculture and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Africa. The conference sought to mobilize high level political support to ensure availability, accessibility and usability of data for agricultural planning and decision-making in the global south. As a result of the conference, 15 ministers from 8 countries signed the Nairobi Declaration and created the African Intergovernmental Network on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Highlights of the Global Open Data Agriculture and Nutrition Ministerial Conference, 2017

Global Intergovernmental Network on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

A global intergovernmental network on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition in the process of creation. If you are interested in joining, please express your interest to ruthie.musker@godan.info