GODAN was launched to pioneer the proactive sharing of Open Data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to the public to tackle the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. Today, the lack of food is still bringing detriment to many societies and the next 50 years will bring the need to produce 70% more food than at presence. In order to meet this challenge, the worlds collective thinking needs to change and innovations must be in place
GODAN promotes the collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders in the agriculture sector to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to address the long-standing food problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers. Through the use of Open Data to integrate different sources and improve the quality of data available to those in the farming industry, farmers can be provided with relevant and historical data to improve the efficiency of their practices.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||2,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, India, South Sudan, Somalia|
|Recruit||3 board members, 6 regional managers, 4 specialists, 10 volunteers|
|New Feature||Combining skills from sectors as diverse as telecoms and medicine, agriculture and geospatial, led by country and technological leaders in strategic sectors across the globe.|
GODAN’s Chief Executive, André Laperrière joined the initiative as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. He has more than 30 years of international development experience. His Deputy Samuel Compton has more than 20 years of experience in development programmes in Africa and the Middle East.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN