You may be familiar with GODAN – Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition. The U.S. Government, along with more than 300 public, private, and non-profit partners, is an active participant in this international initiative focused on building high level policy and institutional support for open data, both in the public and private sectors.
The first-ever GODAN Summit will take place in New York City on September 15-16, during the lead-up to the UN General Assembly. Registration is here. This Summit will be the largest gathering of its kind, with an anticipated 1000 attendees. The goal of the Summit is to illustrate the opening, use, and importance of agriculture and nutrition data. To this end, we are looking for strong representation from our public universities.
In addition inviting your membership to attend the Summit, we also invite them to sign the GODAN Petition, calling on world leaders to make agriculture and nutrition data available, accessible and useable to everyone. The petition has just launched, with a goal of 1 million signatories.
I would be happy to speak with you if you have any questions or concerns regarding GODAN, the GODAN Summit, or the GODAN Petition. I have attached 1-pagers providing further background on each of these items.