Who Should Attend

  • - Policy Makers
  • - Earth Observation Experts
  • - Researchers
  • - Community Leaders
  • - Government Officers
  • - Academic Institutions
  • - Technical GIS Experts
  • - Developers
  • - Lecturers
  • - Students and many more

Benefits of Participating

  • - Global Networking Platform
  • - Industry Driven Content
  • - Engage with experts
  • - Show case your work
  • - Best Abstracts Awards
  • - Key Note Speakers

 

Day Main Theme
Day I Importance of Data in decision making - Access to information is fundamental in every society. The information derived from data is key in coming up with robust policies and plans. Monitoring and evaluation also is pegged on data available. Both in-situ and remotely sensed observations form part of the knowledge repository to inform policy and daily operations in relation to natural resource management.
Day II Science Policy Exchange - The role of integrating Earth Observation Information and geospatial technologies in development decision for societal benefit is critical in developing countries. However, limitation in awareness on these technologies has hampered their utilization. There is a need to strengthen existing policies or establish new ones to facilitate the utilization of these products and services of Earth Observation. The key focus of the day will be to increase awareness of EO technologies at the policy level and identify gaps that hinder institutions to utilize these products and services.
Day III Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations: How, are institutional linkages important in achievement of SDGs.
Day IV Research & Capacity in Earth Observations - The role of Universities and Research Institutions in developing skilled personnel and conducting research on Earth Observation can contribute to sustainability of Earth Observation Technology. The key focus of the day will be to strengthen existing networks between stakeholders and research institutions to find innovative approaches of developing products, tools and services that can address evolving development challenges.

 

Conference Agenda