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oct. 22

Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC)

Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC)

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Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial, open data, ICTs and Internet in Africa. AGDIC informs and inspires those with policy-making powers across sectors in Africa to discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other.

During the conference CTA supports three events.

Ministerial Conference

Conclusions from the conference will be discussed by African Ministers convened for the occasion, who will attempt to capture the best mechanisms, practices, ideas arising from the event, and crystallize them in a formal, joint declaration pledging for a joint action in maximising the use of these technologies (especially geodata) for the benefit of the region. The implementation pledge is supported by a number of institutions such as GODAN, SERVIR, FAO, GMC, and others, who have agreed to put their expertise to the service of the nations of West Africa.

Panel session 1: Accelerating country policies on open data for food and agriculture in Africa

This session gathers public and private sector actors from across the open data value chain, focussing on policy and decision makers interested in evidence for policy making and sustainable agriculture. The session discusses MoFA’s strategy for advancing policy on open data for food and agriculture in Ghana and consider short to medium term needs within both Ghana and other African countries. The programme is currently being developed and will include a high-level opening, followed by three to four more focussed presentations showcasing examples and work planned in Ghana, and will also provide opportunity to have input into the policy discussion and action plans of MoFA and its stakeholders to shape a mandate for moving forward on open data together.

Panel session 2: Creating an enabling environment for the co-development of localised data-driven agriculture services

This session provides an opportunity for participants to learn from various data-driven initiatives and projects in the sector of agriculture, including the GODAN Action project. The session shares and discusses best practices and looks at what the future of agriculture could look like in Africa with more access to data.

It is an occasion to:

  • learn about mechanisms on how to open and add value to data in the agriculture sector,
  • share good practices and challenges,
  • learn from various experiences in the sector,
  • look ahead - how to take advantage of emerging technology / how to get more people and countries involved.

Intervenant(e)

Chipo Msengezi

Coordinatrice du projet GODAN Action

Speakers

Intervenant(e)

Chipo Msengezi

Coordinatrice du projet GODAN Action

Les organisateurs

  • Africa Open Data and Research Foundation

  • GODAN

    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.

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