CODATA Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries | CODATA Blog
"I am currently in Nairobi, Kenya, for the CODATA Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (SSDC), 6-8 August 2014. This workshop has been organised by the longstanding CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (or PASTD for short!) This Task Group has organised an impressive series of research and training workshops in a host of developing countries over the last decade or so. Some of these are listed on the Task Group’s page. The Nairobi SSDC workshop is hosted at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi and supported by a number of organisations, including UNESCO and Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communication. GEO, the Group on Earth Observations have provided funds for delegates from Tanzania and Madagascar to attend. The ICSU World Data System and the Research Data Alliance are also represented. See the Workshop Site for the full list of co-organisers and supporting organisations. The purpose of the Nairobi SSCD Workshop is threefold:  to describe and showcase the accomplishments of the participating organizations and other contributors in using research data and ICTs and in developing open knowledge environments to reduce the digital research divide during the last ten years.  to describe the strategies and future objectives of the sponsoring and participating organizations and discuss their common interests in this area, with special consideration for the UN’s post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ICSU’s Future Earth research program in developing countries.  Develop and endorse a Guideline for Implementation of Principles of Preservation of and Open Access to Research Data in Developing Counties ..."