International Workshop on Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries

    September 4-8, 2017

    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Workshop Programme

    (Draft version, 14 AUGUST 2017)

    The Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World presents an inclusive vision of the need for and the benefits of Open Data for science internationally, and in particular for Lower and Middle Income Countries. The development of a Madagascar open data agenda depends not only on the physical infrastructure for acquiring, curating and disseminating data and information, but also on protocols, policies and procedures in the science system that provide the structure and support to ensure that science objectives are achieved.
    Madagascar has been an active role player and participant in environmental issues since 2005, and has been a GEO member since 17 November 2009. Madagascar activities so far include:

    • Presentation and implementation of the GEO Workplan 2012-2015;
    • Participation in the 2nd Decennal GEO Work Program 2016-2025;
    • AfriGEOSS member;
    • Participant in the African Open Science Platform project; and
    • Launch of Madagascar Open Data Day.

     

    The Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries, Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA-PASTD), established in 2002, has provided a much-needed focus on data preservation and archiving practices of developing countries. To take the Madagascar Open Data agenda forward, PASTD CODATA has partnered with the African Open Science Platform Project and other key stakeholders to host a series of events, addressing environmental and scientific open data for sustainable development goals, including:

    • Promoting strategy, policy and institutional guidelines for implementation of open data principles;
    • Providing an interdisciplinary forum for enhancing capacity building and sharing best practice;
    • Advancing data publishing; and
    • Enhancing data re-use and repositories in support of sustainable development in Madagascar.

     

    The high-level meeting on 4 September 2017 will be followed by a workshop on 5 and 6 September, addressing data sharing in Africa and specifically Madagascar, international perspectives on data sharing, and discussions on ways to advance Madagascar’s Open Data Policy & Strategy. The training on 7 and 8 September will address data sharing and re-use principles within specific disciplines.

     

    Organizers:

    • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (CODATA PASTD)
    • The Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry MADAGASCAR

    Partners:

    • Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
    • World Data System of the International Council for Sciences (ICSU-WDS)
    • International Council for Sciences Regional Office for Africa (ICSU)
    • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • The Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
    • International Society of Digital Earth (ISDE)
    • CODATA – China (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)

     

    Program Committee

    • Co-Chairs
      • Prof. Xiang Zhou, Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD
      • Prof. Mable Imbaga, Co-Chair of CODATA-PASTD
      • Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of Committee on Data for Science and Technology
      • RAMAROLAHIVONJITIANA Frédéric Joël, GEO Principal Madagasca
      • Mrs NOASILALAONOMENJANAHARY Ambinintsoa Lucie,Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry
    • Secretary:
      • Prof. Chuang Liu, Secretary of CODATA- PASTD and Co-Chair of Data Publishing Subgroup
    • Members:
      • Dr. Paul Uhlir, J.D., Chair of the CODATA Data Policy Committee
      • Dr. Daisy Selematsela, Co-Chair of CODATA-WDS Joint Sub-group of CODATA-PASTD
      • Mr.Peter Pissierssens, IOC/UNESCO
      • Prof. Changlin Wang, Secretary General of ISDE
      • Dr.Mustapha Mokrane, Executive Director of ICSU/WDS
      • Dr. Alik Ismail-Zdeh, Secretary General of IUGG
      • Dr. Wenbo Chu, Data Sharing Working Group of GEO
      • Solofo Rakotondraompiana, University Of Antananarivo, Madagascar
      • Susan Veldsman, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
      • Ina Smith, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)

       

    Training committee
    Co-Chairs:

      • Dr.Mika Odido, Co-Chair of Capacity Building subgroup of CODATA-PASTD and IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States, UNESCO Multi-Sectoral Office in Nairobi, KENYA
      • Dr.Zui Tao, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences
      • Frédéric Joël RAMAROLAHIVONJITIANA, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry
      • Solofo Rakotondraompiana, University Of Antananarivo, Madagascar
      • Nicolas Raft Razafindrakoto,University Of Antananarivo,Madagascar
      • Dr John BEMIASA,Manager Data Ocean in the South West of the Region of Madagascar

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    • ESRI
    • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

     

    Local Organizing Committee

    Chair:

      • Frédéric Joël RAMAROLAHIVONJITIANA, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry
      • Ambinintsoa Noasilalaonomenjahary, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry
      • Solofo Rakotondraompiana, the Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research,University Of Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Member:

      • Nicolas Raft Razafindrakoto,University Of Antananarivo,Madagascar
      • Alisoa RAZAFITSARA, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Digital Development, Ministry in charge of the New Technology
      • François Augustin Randriahavaniaina, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

       

    Contact:

    Xiang ZHOU
    Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS
    Tel: +86-10-64846825 Fax: +86-10-64864643
    Email: zhouxiang@radi.ac.cn; zhoux@irsa.ac.cn

    Frédéric Joël RAMAROLAHIVONJITIANA
    GEO Principal MADAGASCAR
    IT Manager
    Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry, MADAGASCAR
    Tel: (+261)34 05 620 75
    Email:dsi@mef.gov.mg

    Mrs NOASILALAONOMENJANAHARY Ambinintsoa Lucie
    National Focal Point AfriGEOSS-MADAGASCAR
    Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forest
    Tel:+261340562005
    Email: noasilalao912@gmail.com

    Website:

    Dr. Zui Tao&Dr. Tingting LV
    Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS
    Email: taozui@radi.ac.cn; lvtt@radi.ac.cn;
    URL: http:// www.codata-pastd.org/

    URL:http://africanopenscience.org.za/?page_id=286.-

    Part 1: 

    High level meeting

    Venue: Prime Ministry Palace,Mahazoarivo
    Keynote speech & presentations 

    14:00 – 14:30

    Registration

    All

    14:30 – 14:35

    Welcome

    Excellency Prime Minister, Madagascar

    14:35 – 14:45

    Keynote Speech

    Dr Ndahimananjara Johannita, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    14:45 – 15:40

    Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World

    Dr Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, France

    15:40 – 16:00

    Discussion

    All

    16:00 – 16:30

    Séance Photo & Cocktail

    All

     

     

     

    Part 2: 
    International Workshop on Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries
    Venue: Hotel Carlton, Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Proposed program

    Tuesday 5 September 2017

     08:30 - 09:00

    Registration

    All

    Workshop Opening

    09:00 - 09:05

    Welcome

    Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary, National Focal Point AfriGEOSS, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Member of AOSP Technical Advisory Board, Madagascar

    09:05 - 09:15

    Opening Speech

    Dr Ndahimananjara Johanita, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    Session 1

    Introduction and Objectives of the Workshop: the Madagascar Context

    Chair: Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary

    09:15 - 09:30

    Objectives and Output of the Workshop

    Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary

    09:30 - 09:45

    Draft Madagascar National Policy on Open Data

    Randriamaharo Andriamalala Mamy,
    Digital Governance Director,
    Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDD), Madagascar

    09:45 – 10:00

    SAFE City

    Rakotoniaina Jean Jacques Alphonse,
    Chief Operating Officer, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDD), Madagascar

    10:00 - 10:15

    Overview of key data initiatives in Madagascar incl. policy, capacity building, incentives, infrastructure

    Rabeharivelo Ranto, Ecosystem and Digital Integration Director, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDD), Madagascar

    10:15 - 10:45

    Group Photo & Tea Break

    Session 2

    International Perspectives

    Chair: Paul Uhlir, Consultant on Information Policy & Management, USA

    10:45 - 11:00

    Overview of the International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World

    Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, France

    1:00 - 11:30

    Perspectives from the African Open Science Platform Project

    Ina Smith, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), South Africa

    11:30 – 11:45

    Capacity Building and Implementation Guidelines for Open Science (PASTD Task Group)

    Xiang Zhou, Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD, China

    11:45 - 12:00

    UNESCO Open Access Initiatives

    Mika Odido, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) Sub Commission for Africa, Kenya

    12:00 - 12:15

    Supporting Scientific Research for the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

    Daniel Nyanganyura, Regional Director, ICSU ROA, South Africa

    12:15 - 12:30

    USA Open Data Policy

    Liping Di, George Mason University, Senior Consultant of NASA on Spatial Information Technology, USA

    12:30 - 13:00

    Discussion Session 1 & 2

    Alisoa Razafitsara, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDD), Madagascar

    13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break

    Session 3

    Data Sharing In Africa

    Chair: Susan Veldsman, AOSP & ASSAf, South Africa

    14:00 - 14:15

    African Open Data Policies: Kenya

    Joseph Wafula, CODATA & Director: ICT Centre of Excellence & Open Data – iCEOD, JKUAT, Kenya

    14:15 - 14:30

    African Union of Conservationists

    Raymond Katebaka, General Secretary of the African Union of Conservationists (AUC), Uganda

    14:30 - 14:45

    Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

    Anita Loots, Associate Director, Square Kilometre Array (SKA), South Africa

    14:45 – 15:00

    UbuntuNet, KeNET, Cyberinfrastructure in Africa

    Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director, Kenya Education Network, Kenya

    15:00 – 15:15

    Building High Performance Computing Capabilities on the African continent

    Happy Sithole, Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa

    15:15 - 15:30

    Tea Break

    Session 4

    Data Sharing in Madagascar

    Chair: Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary & Alisoa Razafitsara

    15:30 - 15:35

    National Inventory on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Madagascar

    Nivohary Ramaroson, Director, National Office of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    15:35 – 15:45

    Environment

    Didier Andriamparany, Information and Communication Officer, National Environment Office, Madagascar

    15:45 - 16:00

    Biodiversity

    Razafimpahanana Andriamandimbisoa,
    Director, Biodiversity of Madagascar Network (WCS), Madagaar

    16:00 - 16:15

    Monitoring and managing bush fires using satellite technology

    Rajaonarison Mihamina Nirina, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    16:15 - 16:30

    Oceans

    John Bemiasa, Researcher & Lecturer, Institut of the Sciences Halieutique Maritime, Madagascar

    16:30 - 16:45

    African Agricultural Open Data in French Speaking Madagascar

    Mexin Andrianasolo, IT Manager of Scientific Information and Technical Documentation Center, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR), Madagascar

    16:45 -17:15

    Discussion Session 3 & 4

    Randriahavaniaina Francois Augustin, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR), Madagascar

    17:15 – 17:30

    Conclusions & Wrap-up

    Frédéric Joël Ramarolahivonjitiana,
    Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

     

    Wednesday 6 September 2017

    Wednesday 6 September 2017 08:30 – 08:45

    Arrival

    08:45 – 09:00

    TWAS-ROSSA

    Kholani Mbhiza, Liaison Officer, Academy of Science of SA, South Africa

    Session 5

    Workshop Exercises to advance Madagascar’s Open Data Policy & Strategy

    Chair: Xiang Zhou, Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD, China

    09:00 - 09:15

    Introduction & Objectives

    Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, France

    09:15 - 10:30

    Introduction to discussion topics:
    1. Data Policy Frameworks
    2. Data Management Principles and Trusted Data Repositories
    3. Data Publishing and Incentives

    Joseph Wafula, CODATA & Director: ICT Centre of Excellence & Open Data – iCEOD, JKUAT, Kenya & Paul Uhlir, Consultant on Information Policy & Management, USA
    Lynn Woolfrey, Manager, DataFirst, South Africa
    Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, France

    10:30 - 11:00

    Tea Break

    11:00 - 13:00

    Parallel Roundtable Discussions:
    1. National Open Data Policy Framework
    2. Data Management Principles and Trusted Data Repositories
    3. Data Publishing and Incentives

    Group discussions led by leads named above

    13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break

    14:00 - 15:30

    Roundtable Discussions Continued

    Group discussions led by leads named above

    15:30 - 16:00

    Tea Break

    Session 6

    Reporting Back and Conclusions

    Co-Chairs: Simon Hodson & Ambinintsoa Lucie Noasilalaonomenjahary

    16:00 - 16:30

    Report Back

    All Group Leaders to report back

    16:30 - 16:45

    The way forward

    Alisoa Razafitsara, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDD), Madagascar

    16:45 - 17:00

    Wrap-up

    Frédéric Joël Ramarolahivonjitiana, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    17:00 - 17:05

    Official Closure

    Dr Ndahimananjara Johanita,
    Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF), Madagascar

    17:05 -

    Cocktails

    All

     

     

     

     

    Part 3:
    Training course on Open Data and Re-use7-8 September 2017
    Ankatso - University of Antananarivo

    Day of 7th September 2017
    Training course on Open  Data and Re-use: 7-8 September 2017
    University Ankatso, Antananarivo

    Time

    Title of Presentation

    Speakers

    08.30-09.00

    Registration

     

    09.00-09.10

    Opening remarks

    Prof. Xiang ZHOU (RADI/CAS & CODATA-PASTD, China)

    09.10-9.30

    Introduction of  Training course

    Dr. Mika Odido (UNESCO, CODATA-PASTD, Kenya))

    9:30-10:30

    Open Data Principle and Policy

    Paul Uhlir, Chair: CODATA Policy Committee & Consultant on Information Policy & Management, USA

    10.30-11.00

    TEA BREAK

     

    11.00-12.00

    Data Publishing and sharing platform

    Prof. Xiang Zhou(RADI/CAS & CODATA-PASTD, China)

    12.00-13.00

    Hands on practices: Data Publishing

    Dr. Tingting Lv(RADI/CAS, China)

    13.00-14.00

    LUNCH

    14.00-15.30

    Digital Agriculture and Remote Sensing information processing

    Prof. Zhongxin Chen (IARRP/CAAS,China)

    15.30-16.00

    TEA BREAK

    16.00-17.30

    Data Management Planning (DMPs), Data Management Principles and Trusted Digital Repositories

    Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, France

    Day of 8th September 2017
    Training course on Open  Data and Re-use: 7-8 September 2017
    University Ankatso, Antananarivo

    Time

    Title of Presentation

    Speakers

    08.30-10.00

    Open Data For Smart Sustainable Development

    Prof Muliaro Wafula(JKUAT/iCEOD & CODATA, Kenya)

    10.00-10.30

    TEA BREAK

    10.30-11.30

    Marine & Coastal Environment Monitoring with Remote Sensing data

    Dr.Zui Tao & Dr.Tingting LV(RADI/CAS & CODATA-PASTD, China)

    11.30-13.00

    Hands on practices:Data Sharing of Marine & Coastal

    Dr.Zui Tao & Dr.Tingting Lv

    13.00-14.00

    LUNCH

    14.00-14.30

    Geospatial data interoperability and sharing

    Dr. Jia Song(IGSNRR/CAS,China)

    14.30-15.00

    Hands on practices:Geospatial data interoperability and sharing

    Dr. Jia Song

    15.00-15.30

    TEA BREAK

    15.30-17.00

    World data resources and regional network

    Dr. Mika Odido (UNESCO, CODATA-PASTD, Kenya))

    17.00-17.30

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Mika Odido

     

     

     

     

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