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Recognising importance of GIS for Humanitarian Aid Organisations

  •  November 18, 2015
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Today, 18th November, is dedicated to mark importance of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS). While we praise existence of services like Google Earth and other geographic technologies, which help architects, engineers and many other organisations, there is a relative scarcity of awareness about the value GIS presents to humanitarian aid organisations.

The Aid & Development Africa Summit will feature a panel session dedicated to data and knowledge management and sharing, held on 2nd February at 16:00 at the United Nations Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We are excited to announce Dr. Chukwudozie Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology Section, Africa Centre for Statistics (ACS), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Moses Sitati, Head of HDX East Africa Data Lab, UN OCHA, who will share their insights and lead the panel to cover the following topics:

  • The importance of social networks and data exchange among aid and development stakeholders
  • Data collection and GIS uses for humanitarian programmes
  • Data sharing through crowd sourcing and open source knowledge solutions

Join them and many other experts from civil society, UN agencies, governments, investors, research institutes and the private sector by reserving your place at the AIDF Africa Summit today!

We are looking forward to meeting you in February and wish you a happy GIS Day!

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