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4th International Open Data Conference
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Isaura Lopes Ramos

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation CTA
Project Coordinator
Title proposal: GODIVAN/Capacity development for open data users.

Biography: Ms Lopes-Ramos (MA Dev Studies Genoa 2004) having started as a project officer in Zambia for an NGO working with vulnerable children she then joined the European Commission DGDEVCO working on analysing MDG data.

She is an international development expert with  10 years' experience in the public and private sector in the field of KM in the field of agriculture and rural development. Qualified in project cycle management (CESPI) she is currently coordinated the capacity building component of the  GODAN Action project - a three-and-a-half-year programme launched by the UK's Department for International Development. . She has managed KM projects for the UN in Cabo Verde focusing on communications. She has run part of a capacity building programme for the Pan African Farmers Organisations involving ROPPA, EAFF, SACAU, UNMAGRI

and PROPAC. She has a range of field experience having worked for NEPAD and the African Union and the EU delegation there. She has worked across Africa and supported projects in Ecuador and Argentina. She has a range of language skills being fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and also speaks Spanish and German.