Webinar - "Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa" | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Foteini Zampati (foteini.zampati@godan.info)

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.  It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 317 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose.

The Data Rights and Responsible Data Working Group of GODAN will be hosting a webinar on the 29th of April. More information here below. 

GODAN Webinar - "Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa"

Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM CEST 

Women empowerment is critical as open data mapping for sustainable agriculture at global and local levels. Data about where and who is empowered is also critical as knowing where and who owns a parcel of land for agriculture. ‘The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description’. She is an epitome of a society that is empowered. Empowering women to drive open data mapping in agriculture is a sure trigger of multiple and measurable targets of SDGs in developing African countries. Issues about women land rights, agricultural sustainability and the SDGs can be tackled with open data mapping. Unique Mappers Network, Nigeria, leverages on open data mapping empowerment to drive GODAN Action, SDGs targets and women inclusive community engagement. This approach impacts positively on knowledge about women land rights and agricultural sustainability and should be advocated for Open data infrastructure, in Nigeria and the developing countries of Africa in general. 

This webinar will include panel presentations and discussion as follows:

1.      The African woman in Agriculture: Women in Crop Farming, Fish/Livestock & Agribusiness.

2.      Issues of Land Rights, Agriculture & Women in Africa/Nigeria.

3.      Open Data Mapping Empowerment for Women: The Unique Mappers Approach.

4.      Open Data Mapping: Implication for Women Land Rights, Agriculture & SDGs-Africa/Nigeria. 



Moderated by: Foteini Zampati, Data Rights Research Specialist, GODAN Secretariat.


1.Victor N. Sunday Lecturer in Geoinformatics, University of Port Harcourt and Community leader for Open Data Mapping, GeoForAll and Participatory Citizen Science in Nigeria. National Coordinator of Unique Mappers Network (UniqueMappersTeam)

2.Nathalie Sidibe  Board Member Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Fondatrice OSM Mali/Consultante Cartographie Numérique & SIG

3.Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka Lecturer in the Dept of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
4.Dr. Toyin Ojo Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Coordinator of the Obafemi Awolowo University Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE).

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/582546955682891019

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