Join GODAN Capacity Development Working Group

Participation in this community is subject to the Terms of Engagement.

Why Join?

The GODAN Capacity Development Working Group will draw from the development of a capacity building plan to foster engagement among members and drawing in the lessons collected through a different number of mappings and assessments developed in conjunction with the membership. The Working Group has to be seen as providing a platform for longer term actions and scaling up in the use of capacity development materials and assessments.

The objectives of this working group will be

  • Promote open data knowledge, increase awareness of ongoing open data initiatives, innovations and good practices
  • Advocate for collaborative efforts agriculture and nutrition open data initiatives through knowledge sharing among capacity development activities
  • Advocate programs, good practices, and lessons learned that enable the use of open data. Promote capacity development and diversity of open data users for a more effective accessibility, use, engagement and understand of open data

Start date and anticipated duration

  • The group will be created on August 2016, and will formally kick off during the GODAN Summit in September 2016.


  • Help us to identify and summarise the existing open data initiatives, capacities and training resources in the field of open data by feeling the following mapping exercise to be found in this google doc

  • We are conducting a survey of people working with open data in the agriculture and nutrition space. This report will inform the development of new training materials and courses. The data from this survey, along with evidence from desk research, will then be gathered into a training needs assessment report. We kindly ask your collaboration in filling the capacity assessment survey on open data through this link: