Publishing Open Data Webinar - 20 April - 3.00pm BST (4.00pm CEST)

A webinar on "Publishing open data from an organisational point of view" will be held on 20 April 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BST (4-5 pm CEST). Join registering through this link:

Currently, nearly 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition and can be found in every corner of the globe. That’s one in every nine people, with the majority being women and children. The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. A core principle behind GODAN is that a solution to Zero Hunger lies within existing, but often unavailable, agriculture and nutrition data.

At the GODAN Summit [1] in September 2016, GODAN launched a new Working Group on Capacity Development [2]. We have started a webinar series to reach out to the wider community on the importance of open data. The first webinar took place on March 2017 where we will gave an overview of the activities of the WG and explain how you can get involved. The webinar recording is available at 

This is areminder of our next webinar on "Publishing open data from an organisational point of view" and will be lead by GODAN Action colleagues from the Open Data Institute [3] in London. This webinar is scheduled to be held on April 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BST.

This webinar will focus on key aspects:

- Why publish open data
- What benefit can publishing open data bring
- Why licenses are the most important aspect of publishing open data
- How to start with publishing open data

This webinar will draw on content available in existing eLearning and in particular, will focus on the following eLearning modules available in the European Data Portal.

1) What is open data - 

2) How useful is my data - 

3) Why do we need to license? - 

We shall also be drawing on the following module to outline the importance of staying focused in publication activities.

4) Measuring success for open data - 

Participants are encouraged to engage with the eLearning prior to the webinar. During the webinar itself the speaker will provide an overview specific to organisations regarding this content and then will open the call to questions.

Please join us by registering through this link at 

We welcome all interested in joining the GODAN WG on Capacity Development and contributing to education and training on Open Data in food and agricultural sciences. This is open and free to all interested. Join at 

Dr. Suchith Anand 

GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science