September 11, 2017
AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017
By 2050 global food production will need to double to combat hunger, malnutrition, and to meet the needs of a growing population. Data has the potential to contribute to solving agriculture and nutrition challenges. It is within this context and the GODAN Action project that CTA, RCMRD and partners will host a side event titled “Leveraging Weather Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Challenges in Africa” on 12 September 2017 during the the 2017 AMCOMET-Africa Hydromet Forum.
In the framework of the GODAN Action project, aiming 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 team has launched a GODAN Action Trainers Network.
Chipo Msengezi of CTA is at the Africa Open Data Conference this week. She will be running a training session and chairing the Capacity development panel. The 2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana, is set to attract over 800 delegates drawn from all over Africa. The aim is to push the leadership role of the private sector in supplying, using, and demanding open data.
June 24, 2017
Ministerial Conference on Open Data and Nutrition and the 4th Agritec Africa International Exhibition
At a Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and the 4th Agritec Africa exhibition, held 14-16 June in Nairobi, Kenya, key regional stakeholders met to discuss ways of leveraging data and science to improve food and nutrition security.