We invite dynamic trainers who can collaborate to build the capacity and diversity of open data users and intermediaries, leading to increased understanding and the more effective use of open data in tackling key agriculture and nutrition challenges. In addition to general open data capacity building, the project has the following themes:

·         Weather data (2017)
·         Land data (2018)
·         Global Nutrition Report data (2018)

The objective of the Trainers’ Network is to provide an opportunity for members to:

(i)  Access and make use of a dedicated and exclusive online discussion list for engagement (DGroups)
(ii) Identify opportunities for training;
(iii) Support replication of the curriculum through the institutions they are affiliated to;
(iv) Gain opportunities to franchise GODAN Action training materials for their own training activities;
(v) Coordinate actions to further develop their skills;
(vi) Receive support from the project partners for training interventions (guidance, financial where possible);
(vii) Share experiences in and tips for the delivery of open data for agriculture and nutrition capacity building workshops.

Criteria for joining the network:
(i) Relevant work experience in any of the following: agriculture/nutrition; open data; data science; data management; ICT4D; information science or statistics.
(ii)  Demonstrable experience as a trainer/educator.
(iii) Willingness to franchise GODAN Action training material for training activities targeting:
-   Information intermediaries (ICT professionals, farmers’ organisations, journalists, librarians, extensionists, etc.)
-   Researchers or academics
-   Policy makers

Trainers in the network will receive the opportunity to interact with a dynamic group of global partners, conduct training activities with access to a library of training material, access to the trainers’ online discussion list for engagement with fellow trainers as well as periodic webinars to continually build their capacity.

If you would like to participate in this initiative, express your interest by completing the application form below!

GODAN Action Team

* 1. Name

* 2. Address

* 3. City

* 4. Post Code

* 5. Country

* 6. Organisation

* 7. Type of organisation

* 8. Job Title

* 9. Area of experticse

* 10. Email

* 11. Phone

* 12. Why would you like to join the GODAN Action Trainers Network?

* 13. How do you plan to be involved? (You can describe opportunities for training in your country/region)

* 14. Which of these target audiences would you be interested in training?

* 15. Which of these thematic topics are relevant to you? (select those that apply)

* 16. Have you ever received any training in open data, its use and publishing?

* 17. Have you ever given any training in open data, its use and/or publishing?

* 18. How many years have you been a trainer/educator?

* 19. Briefly tell us about your last training activity.

* 20. How did you hear about us?