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Ghana to host 2019 African Geospatial Knowledge and Online Conference


The African Open Information and World-wide-web Investigate Basis (AODIRF), a non-profit organisation centered on open up knowledge entry and world wide web capacity constructing, is organising African Geospatial Information and World-wide-web Conference 2019, on 22-24 October at Accra Global Conference Centre.

The conference is remaining organised in collaboration with National Enhancement Preparing Fee Ghana, Ghana Statistical Assistance, World Open Info for Agriculture and Nourishment (GODAN), Geospatial Media and Communications, and Place Era Advisory Council. 

Africa has witnessed a extraordinary expansion in modern instances, rising as the world’s 2nd quickest expanding financial state and attracting desire of governments and firms from close to the world. With digital transformation transforming governance, companies and daily everyday living at an ever accelerating rate, efficient engineering adoption will be the key to leveraging these prospects.

In this digital era, geospatial info will be the match changer due to the fact most scheduling and development is spot based mostly. Superior understanding and management of digital spot-based mostly data and providers built-in with other attribute info can permit a lot more effective useful resource allocation for far better services delivery.

With the theme “Shaping Africa’s Digital Potential,” the convention will deliberate on integration of geospatial technology with industrial tendencies this sort of as artificial intelligence, big information, IoT and 5G as an enabler of intelligent national infrastructure and reveal the impression of technology convergence to electronic economy and culture enabling long term readiness.

It will focus on the job and relevance of geospatial info in nationwide advancement the small business prospective buyers of geospatial info for governments and businesses the societal, business and customer rewards of geospatial details the rising facts-pushed enterprise models and aggressive edge of robust domestic geospatial markets. 

The meeting will bring to the fore the important job of geospatial information in enhancement agendas including Sustainable Growth Objectives, African Union Agenda 2063 and important growth sectors for Africa like agriculture,natural environment, land management, mining, oil and gas exploration, city preparing, all-natural useful resource administration, utilities, strength, meals safety,transportation,local weather transform, money providers and so on.

The meeting will be attended by varied geospatial stakeholder – geospatial know-how companies, geospatial info vendors, national mapping and area agencies, plan makers, program integrators, consultants and job implementers, academia, research institutes, multilateral businesses, business associations, and non-govt organisations, from across Africa. The convention primarily encourages women, start off-ups, students, and youthful entrepreneurs and practitioners to take part. 

Wisdom Donkor, President and CEO, Africa Open up Data and World-wide-web Analysis Basis, and Convenor for African Geospatial Facts and Online Convention 2019, suggests  “This maiden edition of the convention will convey collectively different stakeholder teams throughout Africa and the world to established the agenda on Africa’s digital potential leveraging geospatial, open up details, ICTs and online systems in Africa.

“Together and in a base-up method, we can hook up Africa to the geospatial and World-wide-web entire world. Completing the lineup of the conference’s programme will be the at any time-popular exhibition to showcase condition-of-the-artwork technologies, goods and software options from primary firms, startups, educational/research institutions, business people and other connected organisations.” 


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