The IGAD Meeting was moving on the theme of the FAIR principles where as the RDA Meeting had a theme of from Data to Knowledge.
Since its inception in 2013, the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 170 members, and is now one of the Research Data Alliance’s most prominent Thematic Groups. IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders involved in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, this includes those producing, aggregating and consuming data. IGAD also promotes good practices in research with regards to data sharing policies; data management plans; and data interoperability. Continue reading Reporting Back from IGAD/RDA Meeting that took place in Berlin From 19th to 23rd March 2018.
The Linked Open Data Workshop in Berlin Germany on 27th to 28th September 2017 was attended by a number of delegates, representatives of different Organisations, academicians, students, policy makers and many others.
The workshop was set out to build participants understanding of combining the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information to support the global food security as well as promoting economic and social benefits within agriculture and nutrition sectors.
The goals of this workshop were to;
- Determine data demand and supply
- Exchange failure and success stories
- Discuss on applications and usage (potential and realized)
- Develop options for further actions (political and technical)
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Stephen Kalyesubula, Alvin Leonard, Raymond Kiyegga and Fred Byakuyamba are team members of LabTECH.
They developed an integrated hardware and an android mobile application for diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health especially in low resource settings of Uganda. LabTECH Innovations project is an integrated solution called UriSAF. It’s for effective diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health in low resource settings with their application and Uri scope device. Continue reading Ugandan team Wins Intellectual property awards and Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 World Online Finals
Access to safe water is fundamental to the development of any community. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential. In Uganda, national safe water coverage is estimated at 66% with 42% coverage in rural areas. Over 80% of the population in Uganda live in rural areas and 76% of the rural population receives water from a point water source. These point sources include bore holes and solar pumps that pump water from underground. Continue reading Crystalite UV Water Purifier for Low Resource Settings in Uganda