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Special Session

"Operationalizing the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework"

The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in August 2018 adopted the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework that provide a basis, a reference and a mechanism for countries to develop and strengthen their national and sub-national arrangements in geospatial information management and related infrastructures. The Framework aims to translate concepts to practical implementation guidance for use by Member States, leveraging seven underpinning principles, providing eight goals and nine strategic pathways for governments to establish more effective geospatial information management practices and policies. Noting that geospatial information provides the integrative platform for all digital data with a location context, that all countries and all sectors need geospatial information for national development and decision-making, this Special Session will interact with the audience on operationalizing the Framework and supporting Member States to prepare and implement their own action plans according to their national circumstances. Geospatial information has the very real potential for forming a new and emerging "data ecosystem" for sustainable development.

  1. Presenters/Panellists:
    Ms. Macarena Perez Garcia, Executive Secretary SNIT, Chile
  2. Ms. Meizyanne Hicks, Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji
  3. Ms. Malgorzata Drewniak, Lantmateriet, Sweden
  4. Ms. Clare Hadley, Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  5. Mr. Wael Zakout, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank
  6. Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Statistics Division, United Nations
  7. Moderator:
    Mr. Tim Trainor