Agriculture Data, Knowledge for Learning and Innovation Group

The aim of the task group is to provide requisite information for biennial review discussions and for policy and program formulation on improving the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of agricultural research data in African Counties (AC) and beyond.  Further to strengthen the collection, management, and availability of agricultural statistics data in AC based on already developed strategic plan for strengthening agricultural and rural statistics (SPARS) and within Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Develop Programme (CAADP) processes. . [more...]

Goal and Objectives
To coordinate efforts at every level to collect, analyze, and publish the agricultural research data needed for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and Africa Union 2063 agenda
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RDA Global Adoption Week - 15 to 19 June 2020

The adoption session, originally planned for Plenary 15, is now turning into a global adoption week scheduled from 15 to 19 June 2020. The aim remains to demonstrate the wide variety of adoptable and adopted solutions to data sharing challenges that people in the field encounter in their daily jobs.
The global adoption week will provide the opportunity to learn about RDA Outputs, converse with speakers from all around the world who have created and implemented them, and determine how best to integrate those data sharing solutions into your own projects. The global adoption week will be organised around five Research Data Lifecycles, as used in the RDA recommendations and outputs catalogue. [Read on....]


A virtual CODATA General Assembly is being convened on 25 June 2020, 11:00-13:00 UTC.

To join the Virtual General Assembly as an observer, please register for GoToWebinar using the following link:

The first purpose of this virtual General Assembly will be to consider the Officers’ and Executive Committee’s recommendation to postpone the in-person CODATA General Assembly which is currently planned for 24 October 2020 and to reschedule it to be held in conjunction with International Data Week,  [Read on.....]

Essay Competition-1st April to 30th June 2020

Essay Competition-Open Data Challenges to Address Global and Societal Issues-1st April to 30th June 2020 [more...]

Smart & Resilient Cities DATATHON May 30 - June 30 - 2020