GIS for the United Nations and the international community conference

Meeting or Conference
Esri; International Telecommunication Union (ITU); United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)
07-09 Apr 2014
Switzerland (Geneva)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations

Join GIS experts across the United Nations system, NGOs, NPOs, and supporting organizations around the world at the 2014 GIS for the United Nations Conference. See how geography enables organizations worldwide to more effectively develop programs, monitor and evaluate activities, target aid and connect with other organizations using GIS to transform our world.

Finding effective ways to collaborate in the extreme environment of humanitarian aid and sustainable development is always challenging. The benefits, however, are immeasurable: faster response, more effective use of resources, and ultimately, saving the lives. As organizations work around the world on these missions, one common element unites them – geography. Geography gives context to these challenges, helps people relate, and connects us all together.

The GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is the venue to discover how secure and stable information sharing can help organizations be more effective in tackling global issues affecting the climate, conflict, development, environment, crisis and disaster, economic and social, and health. The conference provides an environment for attendees to focus on the tools, standards, and technologies needed to evaluate aid and development risk and better mitigate their impacts.

Attending the conference will provide:

  • An understanding of how a GIS provides a platform for collaboration and information sharing;

  • Exposure on how to build GIS capacity in support of better planning and operations;

  • Assistance with developing strategies on the application of geographic information science to complex challenges;

  • An opportunity to build community networks and skill pools that ensure capacity building at every level; road map to better organized and managed information, resources and people through improved visibility, communication and collaboration;

  • A vision of GIS as a platform for unifying UN and international development goals and missions through geography.

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Event fee

Registration for the GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is free.

What is included in the event fee

Registration includes all scheduled sessions, the Map Gallery, Exhibits, beverage breaks Monday – Wednesday, the Monday and Tuesday night socials, and the Wednesday workshop.

How to register

Registration is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please refer to the special link within the invitation to register. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to apply to attend, please feel free to do so, and the conference committee will review your request. If your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please note that only officially confirmed participants may attend the conference.


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