Joint conference: Global Spatial Data Infrastructure 14th world conference and AfricaGIS 2013 Conference

Meeting or Conference
e-Infrastructure Solutions Africa (eIS Africa); Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI)
04-08 Nov 2013
Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
UNECA Conference Center

AfricaGIS is the largest regularly occurring GIS conference in Africa with participants from the entirety of the continent. The GSDI World Conference has built a reputation for excellence in content and moves across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building spatial data infrastructure.

Conference theme

The selected theme of the conference is "Spatially Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction." The pressing needs of African nations, their citizens and the needs of economically disadvantaged nations generally are a particular emphasis of the conference and include such concerns as:

  • economic development,

  • business intelligence and business geographics,

  • disaster prevention, warning, management, response, and recovery,

  • alleviation of poverty and crime,

  • lessening the digital divide including access to information technologies,

  • ensuring food security,

  • support of transportation, health and communication systems, and

  • facilitating land ownership

GIS, spatial data infrastructure concepts, and affiliated tools and technologies are being utilized worldwide to help address all of these issues.

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