[CODATA-international] Call for Registrations: GODAN Action Training - Open Data in Agriculture

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Mon Oct 1 00:54:26 EDT 2018

*Call for Registrations*
*GODAN Action Training  - Open Data in Agriculture*

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)  and it’s *GODAN
Action <https://www.godan.info/godan-action> *partners in collaboration with
 *Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)
are pleased to announce an *Open Data in Agriculture Workshop *to be held
during International Data Week in Gaborone, Botswana on 6 November 2018.
The workshop will be part of a two-day meeting of the *Agricultural Data
Interest Group (IGAD)
 at the  *RDA
 Pre-Plenary meeting.  It  will provide an overview of open data in
agriculture and nutrition and help participants to make better use or share
open data. The workshop will provide users with the knowledge and specific
skills they need to understand and use open data effectively and
responsibly, and to participate fully in the agricultural open data

*Training Format*
The training will have an online and face-to-face component.

*One (1) week online pre-workshop training* – 29 October- 2 November 2018
(requires approx. 10 hours to complete)
*One (1) full day workshop* 08.30am - 5pm, 6 November 2018 in Gaborone,

*Target Audience*
*Infomediaries* Including private and public sector - ICT professionals,
information specialists, journalists, extension officers, and communication
specialists. Those who take data as input and create outputs for others.

*Researchers*: Including private and public sector, communicate their
research, collaborate with others - where appropriate - and transfer and
exploit knowledge for the benefit of their employer, the economy and
society as a whole.

*Learning Outcomes*
Participants will acquire the following:

A good understanding of the definition, significance, benefits, and best
practices relating to Open Data in agriculture and nutrition.
Techniques to search, acquire, evaluate, and select open data from a
diverse set of sources.
Knowledge and application of open data licenses.
Approaches to clean and validate data where necessary.
Techniques in data analysis and visualization and data storytelling.
Best practices for presenting, citing, and sharing data publicly.
Understand good data management practices and apply the principles of
conceptual frameworks for sharing open data

There is no registration fee to participate in the course. Very limited
sponsorship is available towards travel. Participants or their
organisations may therefore need to be fully responsible for all costs
related to participation in the event, including  travel, accommodation and
Please note that participation is required for *both* the online and
face-to-face component. The registration form is available *here
Registration will close on *Wednesday, 10 October 2018*

For more information please contact msengezi at cta.int.

*Registration is now open for International Data Week *(comprising
SciDataCon and the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting), 5-8 November 2018, Gaborone,
Botswana:* register here!
<http://internationaldataweek.org/registration>  *Early
bird rate until 30 September.

*Provisional List of Candidates for CODATA Elections Announced.*
General Assembly, 9-10 November 2018, University of Botswana.*

*Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data
Science, Sao Paulo,
3-14 December 2018: deadline for applications, 30 September

Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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