The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Secretariat convened a high-level meeting to discuss GODAN’s achievements and impact to date, and to co-create a strategy for GODAN’s future.
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Secretariat held a high level donor meeting to discuss GODAN’s achievements and impact to date, and to co-create a strategy for GODAN’s future.
The meeting, held in London from 26th to 27th July 2018, was attended by over 50 representatives of public, private and non-profit organizations.
The participants resolved to support GODAN in the next phase of its existence aimed at consolidating gains achieved since the programme’s inception in 2013. This will enable GODAN to continue to strengthen partnerships and to develop means and tools to allow more direct partner to partner engagement, to support their agriculture and nutrition agendas.
GODAN’s membership has grown exponentially since its launch, with close to 800 partner organisations from all continents reflecting a universal interest and desire to build on open data for agriculture and nutrition.
GODAN was initially designed as a 5 year initiative to promote the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable. In this process, GODAN has become a unique global, cross sectoral networks specifically focusing on agriculture and nutrition. We have convened major events across the globe, triggered the constitution of many new partnerships, developed major opinion forming research, encouraged and supported policy change to make open data dissemination and use the norm, and key for innovation at all levels.
Attendees at the London meeting discussed and defined GODAN’s future together. They identified key action priorities, as well as resources required to achieve them. It was a great opportunity for organisations to commit to supporting further achievements in advancing the use of open data for agriculture and nutrition to help attain food security.
We thank all the delegates who attended this important event, as well as those who submitted their ideas and thoughts electronically during the GODAN: The Road Ahead online forum from 9th to 13th July, 2018.
The Official Meeting Statement will be made available below.
In light of the importance of these exclusive discussions, attendance was limited to GODAN partners prepared to explore their provision of expertise, funding and resources for GODAN’s next level of operation, with the possibility of joining its Executive Board.