Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition: An introduction to the GODAN initiative

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Thursday 27 May 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM





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Speaker Bio

Kathryn Bailey coordinates communications and partnerships for Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition; managing strategy and output, coordinating activity with partners and overseeing media relations.

Kathryn has extensive experience in International Development and ICT communications, operations and events management. Prior to joining GODAN, she worked as Project Officer on the OECD Environmental Performance Review team; managed the OECD Development Centre’s publications programme as Publications and Media Relations Officer; and was co-Founder and Operations and Marketing Director of a tech start-up, overseeing all aspects of running the operational side of a SME.

She is Editorial Advisor for Taylor&Francis’ f1000 Open Knowledge in Agricultural Development gateway, and holds a BAHons in French, Linguistics and Translation from the University of London Institute in Paris.

Suchith Anand is Chief Scientist at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative. He is an internationally recognised expert in geospatial science, providing guidance and advice to governments and international organisations on open education, open data and open science policies.


Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), which launched following a G8 Summit in 2012, supports global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide.

Seeking to improve food security and strengthen food supply chains, the GODAN Secretariat works to support the UN SDG2 of Zero Hunger. We achieve this by focusing on building high-level policy as well as public and private institutional support for open data.

In this talk we will introduce you to GODAN’s work, and how we are taking our work around open data from advocacy to action.

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