In the context of the GODAN Action project, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Land Portal Foundation and the Southern Africa Hub of the Network of Excellence in Land Governance (NELGA) collaborate to provide training in Open land data and the management of data repositories.
Open land data and the management of data repositories
After participating in the training, participants will understand the requirements to efficiently manage and publish open land data in repositories and how to best build on and link to other existing repositories by adopting open data principles, standards and vocabularies. They will also identify the steps to create an open data repository and criteria to select the appropriate software tools for setting up a repository.
This event will provide a chance of facilitating networking opportunities and enhancing sustainable relationships with open land data stakeholders and the agriculture information sector.
Chipo Jane Msengezi
Project Coordinator at CTA
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 282 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose. The initiative focuses on building high-level support among governments, policymakers, international organizations and business. GODAN promotes collaboration to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to solve long-standing problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers. We encourage collaboration and cooperation between stakeholders in the sector.
Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)
The purpose of NELGA is to enhance the role of selected African Universities and academic institutions in support of land policy development, implementation and monitoring.
The leading online destination for information, resources, innovations and networking on land issues. Improving land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people The Portal allows for the collection, sourcing, and searching of otherwise fragmented and inaccessible data and information on land governance and land use from diverse sources, produced by governments, academia, international organizations, indigenous peoples and NGOs. Besides documenting land rights, the Portal also encourages social information exchange, debate and networking.