Open Data for Resilience — A webinar for International Open Data Day


An expert panel of researchers discusses the importance of open data to building resilient food systems

For many, the word that sums up 2020 and projects us in the future is resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and shocks. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, unpredictable weather patterns and climate change, pest plagues like the locust swarms invading parts of Africa, are just some of the tremendous challenges that our food systems and agriculture are experiencing.

To celebrate International Open Data Day and reflect on how open data can build resilience in agriculture and food systems, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture have organized a webinar featuring thought and research leaders in big data and digital technologies in agriculture. The growing availability of data and the smart and effective use of this data in research for development are opportunities to find new, data-driven ways to withstand the impacts of adverse events, nourish people and sustain the planet.


    Andy Jarvis, Associate Director-General, Bioversity International and CIAT

    Giriraj Amarnath, Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

    Medha Devare, Senior Research Fellow, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture

    Rikin Ghandi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Green


    Marianne McDade, Senior Communications Coordinator, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture


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