[CODATA-international] Fw: Invitation to GODAN webinar:"Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa"

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Apr 28 05:45:45 EDT 2020

From: Foteini Zampati <foteini.zampati at godan.info>
Sent: 28 April 2020 10:35
To: Data Rights and Responsible Data Working Group <datarightsWG-discuss at godan.info>
Subject: Invitation to GODAN webinar:"Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa"

Dear all,

The Data Rights and Responsible Data Working Group of GODAN is pleased to invite you to join our next webinar on the 29 th of April.

Details below.

GODAN Webinar - "Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa"

Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM CEST

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/582546955682891019

Women empowerment is critical as open data mapping for sustainable agriculture at global and local levels. Data about where and who is empowered is also critical as knowing where and who owns a parcel of land for agriculture. ‘The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description’. She is an epitome of a society that is empowered. Empowering women to drive open data mapping in agriculture is a sure trigger of multiple and measurable targets of SDGs in developing African countries. Issues about women land rights, agricultural sustainability and the SDGs can be tackled with open data mapping. Unique Mappers Network, Nigeria, leverages on open data mapping empowerment to drive GODAN Action, SDGs targets and women inclusive community engagement. This approach impacts positively on knowledge about women land rights and agricultural sustainability and should be advocated for Open data infrastructure, in Nigeria and the developing countries of Africa in general.

This webinar will include panel presentations and discussion as follows:

1.      The African woman in Agriculture: Women in Crop Farming, Fish/Livestock & Agribusiness.

2.      Issues of Land Rights, Agriculture & Women in Africa/Nigeria.

3.      Open Data Mapping Empowerment for Women: The Unique Mappers Approach.

4.      Open Data Mapping: Implication for Women Land Rights, Agriculture & SDGs-Africa/Nigeria.

Moderated by: Foteini Zampati, Data Rights Research Specialist, GODAN Secretariat.


1.Victor N. Sunday Lecturer in Geoinformatics, University of Port Harcourt and Community leader for Open Data Mapping, GeoForAll and Participatory Citizen Science in Nigeria. National Coordinator of Unique Mappers Network (UniqueMappersTeam)

2.Nathalie Sidibe  Board Member Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Fondatrice OSM Mali/Consultante Cartographie Numérique & SIG

3.Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka Lecturer in the Dept of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

4.Dr. Toyin Ojo Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Coordinator of the Obafemi Awolowo University Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

We thank CTA for organising the webinar. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the webinar.

Best wishes

Foteini Zampati

Data Rights Research Specialist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


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