[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Call for applications: E-Learning Course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Jun 22 01:55:13 PDT 2018

Might be of interest to AgriGIS colleagues. Details below.

Best wishes,


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From: Ilkay Holt
Date: 21 June 2018 at 09:35
Subject: Call for applications: E-Learning Course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

The GODAN Action <http://www.godan.info/godan-action> team is pleased to re-open the applications for the e-Learning course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition.

This e-Learning course aims to strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. One of the main objectives is for the course to be used widely within agricultural and nutrition knowledge networks, in different institutions.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

* Understand the principles and benefits of open data
* Understand ethics and responsible use of data
* Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies
* Understand how and where to find open data
* Apply techniques to data analysis and visualisation
* Recognise the necessary steps to set up an open data repository
* Define the FAIR data principles
* Understand the basics of copyright and database rights
* Apply open licenses to data

The course is open to infomediaries (including ICT workers, technologist-journalists, communication officers, librarians and extensionists), policy makers, administrators, project managers, researchers and scientists working in the area of agriculture, nutrition, weather and climate, and land data.

The course is provided in English and lasts for 4 weeks.

Call for applications - deadline - 27th June, Wednesday 12:00 GMT.
Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/p8p4Nqo90YWmJsd82
The course will run between 2 July- 27 July 2018.

More information about the course: http://www.godan.info/pages/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition

Ilkay Holt (Ms)

Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

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