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    PASTD TG

    The Committee on Data for Science and Technology(CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Open Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD) was approved by the CODATA 23rd General Assembly in Montréal 2002. Over the past decade, PASTD has focused on 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. Several international workshops and training sessions toward these goals in many areas of the developing world had been held, including in Brazil, South Africa, China, Mongolia and Cuba, including many regional country participants. PASTD is organized under the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), both located in Paris, France.

    Objectives

    Data Sharing Principles in Developing Countries (The Nairobi Data Sharing Principles) was endorsed at the International Workshop on Data for Sciences and Sustainable Development which was held from 6-8 August 2014 at the Nairobi, Kenya. Worldwide leaderships on data participated the workshop. The participants were representatives of CODATA, WFEO, UNESCO, Ministry of Information and Telecommunication of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya (JKUAT), ICSU, RDA, WDS, ISPRS, ICA, ISDE, CODATA-China and CODATA-USA.

    Training workshop for Open and re-use data in developing countries was held in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya from 4-5 August 2014. 9 international trainers from Japan, USA, France, China and more than 50 scholars from African participated the workshop.

    CODATA-PASTD is one of the partners of the Global Change Research Data Publishing and Repository (GCDP) which was operated by the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and formally online in June 2014. As the global change data publishing and sharing platform, especially for developing countries, (www.geodoi.ac.cn)

    CODATA-PASTD is one of the technical and knowledge supporters for the Digital Lin Chao Geomumusem which was joint effort among International Geographical Union (IGU), CODATA and Geographical Society of China (GSC) since 2011. (www.geomuseum.cn)

    Action Line for 2015-2016

    Promote a deeper understanding and developing of guidelines on implementation of Data Sharing Principles in Developing Countries (The Nairobi Data Sharing Principles)

    Enhancing capacity building through training program

    Taking data publishing and repository as an example to power the data sharing infrastructure in/for/with developing countries

    Improving the interdisciplinary cooperation and data re-use with hands by hands methodology (such as CODATA with IGU)

    PASTD website and Outreach

    Data Sharing Principles in Developing Countries (The Nairobi Data Sharing Principles)

    All publicly funded data and information have public good characteristics; they cannot be depleted with use and it can be inefficient to restrict access. The value of data and information generally increases with their reuse by others. These characteristics are particularly strong for public data and information generated by governments and by activities outside government that are publicly funded, including in research. This is because both the data or information, and the public-sector activities that generated them, are undertaken with public money and in the public interest......

    PASTD TG Team Leaders
    Co-chairs:
    • Dr. Xiang   Zhou
      Associate Professor, Director of Major Special Project Office,
      Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences
      Add. No.3 Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 
      CHINA
      Tel.:+86 10-64846825
      Fax: +86 10-64864643
      Emil: zhouxiang@radi.ac.cn
    • Prof. Mabel Imbuga 
      Vice Chancellor,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
      P.O. Box 62000, City Square, Nairobi, 00200
      KENYA 
      Tel.: 254-067-52711
      Fax: 254-67-52164
      Emai: vc@jkuat.ac.ke
    • Dr.Dora Ann Lange Canbos 
      Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental – CRIA, Brazil
      Tel. +55 19 32880466
      Email: dora@cria.org.br
    Secretary:
    • Prof. Chuang Liu 
      Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research
      Chinese Academy of Sciences
      No.11A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101
      CHINA 
      Tel: 86-10-6488 9805
      Fax: 86-10-6485 0917
      Email:lchuang@igsnrr.ac.cn
    Strategy and Policy Sub-Group
    Co-chairs
    • Prof. R.B. Singh
      Vice President: International Geographical Union (IGU)
      Member: IUGG-IGU Joint National Committee, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
      Springer Series Editor: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
      Head: Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics,
      University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007
      INDIA
      Tel.: +91-11-27666783
      e-mail:rbsgeo@hotmail.comrbsgeo2@gmail.com
    • Paul F. Uhlir, J.D.
      Consultant, Data Management and Policy, and
      Scholar, National Academy of Sciences
      Add. 4643 Aspen Hill Court
      Annandale, VA 22003
      USA
      Tel. 703 941 0817; Cell +1 703 217 5143
      Email: pfuhlir@gmail.com
    Capacity Building Sub-Group
    Co-chairs:
    • Dr. Tomoko Doko 
      Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and 
      Part-time lecturer at Keio University 
      Add.: Yokohama National University, 79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa Prefecture, 240-8501 
      JAPAN  Tel: +81-45-339-4356
      E-mail: dokochan@ynu.ac.jp
    • Dr. Mika Odido 
      IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States
      UNESCO Multi-Sectoral Office in Nairobi
      UN Gigiri Complex Bloick C
      P.O. Box 30592-00100, 
      Nairobi, Kenya 
      Tel: +254 20 7621244
      Email:  m.odido@unesco.org 
    Data Publishing and Sharing Sub-Group
    • Prof. Chuang Liu 
      Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research
      Chinese Academy of Sciences
      No.11A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101
      CHINA 
      Tel: 86-10-6488 9805 - Fax: 86-10-6485 0917 
      Email: lchuang@igsnrr.ac.cn
    • Dr. Qiao Wang
      Director of Satellite Environment Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China
      No.4 Fengde East Road, Yongfeng Industrial Base, Haidian District
      Beijing, China, 100094.
      Tel. 86-10-5831-1599
      Email: wangqiao@sepa.gov.cn
    CODATA-WDS Joint Sub-group
    Co-chairs:
    • Dr. Daisy Selematsela
      Executive Director, Knowledge Management & Evaluation
      National Research Foundation
      Add. Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria
      P.O. Box 2600, Pretoria, 0001
      SOUTH AFRICA 
      Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4158
      Fax: +27 (0) 12 481 4006
      Email: daisys@nrf.ac.za
    • Dr. Kostiantyn V. Yefremov
      Director, World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development
      Address: 37, Peremohy ave., 03056, Kyiv
      Ukraine.
      Phone: (+380 44) 406 8014
      Fax: (+380 44) 406 8153
      E-mail: k.yefremov@wdc.org.ua