3rd International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC15)

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OpenDataCon2015 logoThe 3rd International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC15will take on May 28-29, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. It is a global event jointly organized by the Government of Canada, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, and the World Bank. The Conference will engage sector and open data experts, senior government officials, industry leaders, and civil society champions from around the world in open discussions and collaborative work that will lead to a data revolution.

A number of friends and acquaintances of Agro-Know will be participating to the event, including Liz Carolan & Fiona Smith from the Open Data Institute (ODI), Cathie Woteki (USDA; yes, Nikos has actually met her!), Kim Mallalieu (we had the pleasure to meet her during the GODAN/CIARD Consultation Meeting in 2014), Federico Sancho (IICA) Martin Parr (CABI, a person really active in the agricultural knowledge community) and Ben Schaap (a precious member of the GODAN Secretariat).… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know joins the GODAN Workshop


GODANThe GODAN workshop, titled “Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition“, will take place at Wageningen, Netherlands, between 19-20 of January 2015. The workshop is organised by the Open Data Institute in the UK in collaboration with the Dutch research institute Alterra and takes place in the premises of Wageningen University and Research Centre. The Workshop is hosted by the Dutch Government (Ministry of Economic Affairs) and is open to a broader public.

The Workshop will build on the 1st Global Consultation on Open Agricultural Knowledge for Development, which was held in Rome, Italy between 22-24 of April, 2014 and was a joint effort between two large networks activated in the same context; GODAN and CIARD (see our report here). … Click to read the full post