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

    September 4-8, 2017

    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Workshop Programme

    (Draft version, 19 April 2017)

    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 the data preservation and archiving practices of developing countries. The PASTD has been engaging in promoting and enhancing the worldwide cooperation in ICTs and research data and in developing open knowledge environments for international science and sustainability in developing countries. International workshops and training sessions toward these goals have been held in a region series of the workshops during the last 15 years, including in China (Beijing, Shanghai) and Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) of Asia, South Africa (Pretoria) and Kenya (Nairobi) of African, Cuba (Havana) of Caribbean region, , as well as Brazil (Sao Paulo), Columbia(Bogotá) and Mexico (Mexico city) of American. The CODATA-PASTD focus on the following objectives:

    1.Promote strategy, policy and institutional guidelines for implementation of open data principles in developing countries, especially in low and middle income countries

    2.Provide an interdisciplinary forum for enhancing capacity building and sharing best practice in developing countries;

    3.Advance data publishing in developing countries;

    4.Enhance data re-use and repositories in support of sustainable development;

    In responding to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the “Open Data in a Big Data World” –An International Accord, the International Workshop on Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries will be held on September 4-8, 2017, Antananarivo, Madagascar. 

    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

    Program committee

    • Co-Chairs
      • Prof. Xiang Zhou, Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD
      • Prof. Mable Imbaga, Co-Chair of CODATA-PASTD
      • Dr. Simon Hudson, 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
      • Dr. Paul Uhlir, J.D., Chair of the CODATA Data Policy
      • 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
      • 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.Yunqiang Zhu, Co-Chair of Capacity Building subgroup of CODATA-PASTD and Professor of Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
      • Dr.Tomoko Doko, Co-Chair of Capacity Building subgroup of CODATA-PASTD and Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University, Japan
      • 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
      • Ralph RAZAFINDRAKOTO

       

    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. Taozui &
    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/

    Part 1: 
    High Level Meeting 4 September 2017 (Morning OR Afternoon)
    Venue: Mahazoarivo
    Keynote speech & presentations 


    4 September 2017

    Registration

    14:00-14:30

    Registration

     

    Opened data in the Big World

    14:30-15:00

    Keynote speech

     

    15:30 - 16:00

    Presentations

     

    16:00 – 16:30

    Tea break and Group Photo

     

    16:30 – 17:30

    Discussion

     

     

    Part 2: 
    International Workshop on Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries
    Venue: Anosy- Development Learning Center
    Proposed program


    5 September 2017

    Registration

    8:00-9:00

    Registration

     

    1. Implementation Guideline of Data Sharing Principles

    9:00-9:20

    Opening Remarks

     

    9:20 - 9:40

    Presentations

     

    9:40-10:00

    Tea break and Group Photo

    10:00-12:30

    Presentations

     

    12:30-13:30

    Lunch

    2.Implementation Guideline of Data Sharing Principles

    13:30-15:30

    Presentations

     

    15:30-16:00

    Tea Break

    16:00-17:30

    Discussion

     

    6 September 2017

    3. Best Practice of Open Data

    9:00-10:30

    Presentations

     

    10:30-10:50

    Tea Break

    10:50-12:30

    Presentations

     

    12:30-13:30

    Lunch

    4. Best Practice of Open Data Standards

    13:30-15:00

    Panel Discussion

     

    15:00-15:30

    Tea Break

    15:30-16:30

    Panel Discussion

     

    16:30-17:10

    Summary & Outlook

     

    17:10-17:30

    Closing Remarks

     

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

    7 September 2017

    Registration

    8:00-9:00

    Trainees On-site Registration

     

    1. Opening  and Data Policy

    9:00-9:20

    Opening Remarks

     

    9:20 - 9:40

    Training Workshop
    Introduction, Introduction to each other and discussions

     

    9:40-10:00

    Tea break and Group Photo

    10:00-11:30

    Presentations

     

    11:30-12:30

    Hands-on Training

     

    12:30-13:30

    Lunch

    2. Access to Worldwide Data Resources

    13:30-15:30

    Presentations

     

    15:30-16:00

    Tea Break

    16:00-17:30

    Hands-on Training

     

    8 September 2017

    3. Data Processing and Analysis

    9:00-10:30

    Presentations

     

    10:30-10:50

    Tea Break

    10:50-12:30

    Hands-on Training

     

    12:30-13:30

    Lunch

    4. Data Re-use, Publishing & Closing

    13:30-15:00

    Presentations

     

    15:00-15:30

    Tea Break

    15:30-16:30

    Hands-on Training

     

    17:10-17:30

    Closing Remarks

     

     

     

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