Also in 2017 I represented GODAN at the G20 -MACS meeting (Meeting of Chief Agricultural Scientists). Together with Daniel Martini I gave a presentation about the results of working on open data in 2017, and especially on the Linked Open Data workshop organized by the Germann G20 presidency
Since the APAN meeting 42 in Hongkong, there is engagement with GODAN. After my presentation at Hongkong to he APAN board, APAN joint GODAN. For APAN 43 in Delhi I was invited as a keynote speaker at the closing plenary
In june 2016 I visited South China to promote GODAN among agricultural research Institutions. I gave presentations at the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Science, the Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Science and Information and Documentation Center of the Chinese Academy of Science in Chengdu. The Chengdu Center and the Guangdong Agricultural Academy joined GODAN.
In 2016, GODAN was the first time officially appointed as an Observer to the meeting of the G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists. I represented the GODAN secretariat at the meeting in Xian. Now all important Agricultural institutions of G20 members are GODAN partners (except Russia). Germany announced at the meeting to hold a Linked Open Data workshop in 2017 and to create a German position in the GODAN secretariat
UPM in Kuala Lumpur is the AGRIS center with which my team in FAO has a collobaration of more than a decade. So it was a special pleasure for me to come here to present GODAN. This was in the context of a meeting on "sharing of scientific information". I was enthusiastic about the activities of the loca AGRIS center.