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AfricaGIS 2017

20-24 November 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Geospatial and Statistical information imperatives
for the ‘Africa We Want’

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AfricaGIS 2017

Geospatial and Statistical information imperatives
for the ‘Africa We Want’

20-24 November 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Keynote Speakers

Lee Annamalai

Mr Annamalai manages the CSIR’s Earth observation information and communications technology (ICT) systems group. He has a Master’s in engineering from the University of Pretoria. He was part of the team that developed the South African Space Strategy and an inaugural Board Member of the South African National Space Agency. Over the past 6 years he has led the team to create 4 large scale Spatial Information Decision Support Tools and Information Systems in ranging from Disaster Management to Oceans and Coastal Monitoring.

Dr. Lee Schwartz

As Geographer of the United States, Lee Schwartz holds the position of the Director of the Office of The Geographer and Global Issues in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Dr. Schwartz is the State Department’s 8th Geographer, a position that was established in 1921 and bears the statutory responsibility for providing guidance to all federal agencies on questions of international boundaries and sovereignty claims. He also oversees the Humanitarian Information Unit – a U.S. government interagency organization focused on unclassified data coordination for emergency preparedness, response, and mitigation. Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in geography from Columbia University, with a focus on political and population geography.

His Excellency, Hon. Dr. Wilber Ottichilo

His Excellency, Hon. Dr. Wilber Ottichilo is the Governor of Vihiga County in Kenya, having been elected into office on 8th August 2017. Prior to becoming Governor, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Emuhaya Constituency in the National Assembly for two terms from 2008 – 2017 and Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) from 2000 – 2008. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Natural Resources Mapping and Assessment from the University of Wageningen/International Institute for Earth Observation and Geo-Information in the Netherlands.

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EIS-Africa is a pan-African membership network working to improve the use of geospatial and environmental information to enrich policy debate and support decision-making for the well-being of Africa’s people. It has had a long partnership with ECA in supporting Africa’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), CODIST, Mapping Africa for Africa and most recently the Global Geospatial Information Management initiative.
EIS-Africa is a pan-African membership network working to improve the use of geospatial and environmental information to enrich policy debate and support decision-making for the well-being of Africa’s people. It has had a long partnership with ECA in supporting Africa’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), CODIST, Mapping Africa for Africa and most recently the Global Geospatial Information Management initiative.

Programme

Programme

The programme will also feature keynote speeches by leading scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes as well as discussion sessions on topics such as capacity building, SDI, space policy, programmes and projects. There will in addition be exhibitions of the latest products and services in geospatial science and technology.
The programme will also feature keynote speeches by leading scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes as well as discussion sessions on topics such as capacity building, SDI, space policy, programmes and projects. There will in addition be exhibitions of the latest products and services in geospatial science and technology.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
8:00 – 9:00
Registration
9:00 – 10:30
Pre-conference workshop / Registration

9:00 – 10:30
Plenary 1:
Conference OpeningWelcome from the
conference joint organisers, hosts and associated international
geospatial organizations
supporting the conference

Keynote: Executive
Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Official opening of
Exhibition

9:00 – 10:30
Plenary 4 –
Technical Plenary:
Urbanisation and settlement with the emphasis on secondary
cities
9:00 – 10:30
Plenary 6:
Geospatial information and the blue economy
9:00 – 10:30
Plenary 8:
Global Perspectives:
GEO, UNGGIM, GMES-Africa,
Data4SDGs etc
Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
11:00 – 12:30
Pre-conference workshop / Registration
11:00 – 12:30
Plenary 2:
Technical opening plenary: Geospatial and statistical information imperatives for the “Africa we want”
11:00 – 12:30
Technical Session 2:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
11:00 – 12:30
Technical Session 4:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
11:00 – 12:30
Plenary 9:
Closing Plenary
Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
13:30 – 15:00
Pre-conference Meetings / Discussions
(EIS-Africa AGM)
13:30 – 15:00
Technical Session 1:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
13:30 – 15:00
Technical Session 3:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
13:30 – 15:00
Technical Session 5:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
13:30 – 15:00
Post-conference Meetings / Discussions
Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
15:30 – 17:00
Pre-conference workshop / Registration
15:30 – 17:00
Plenary 3:
Commercial
presentations from key Sponsors
15:30 – 17:00
Plenary 5:
Transforming land-based resource management
13:30 – 15:00
Technical Session 6:
Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
15:30 – 17:00
Post-conference Meetings / Discussions
17:00 – 18:00
Exhibitions / Meetings / Departure to hotels
17:00 – 18:00
Social Event 1: Opening Cocktail
17:00 – 18:00
Departure to hotels
17:00 – 18:00
Plenary 7:
Geospatial and statistical information for planning and risk management
 
 18:00 – 21:00
Social Event 1: Opening Cocktail
18:00 – 21:00
Social Event 2: Conference Dinner and Awards
  
  • Monday
    8:00 – 9:00
    Registration
    9:00 – 10:30
    Pre-conference workshop / Registration
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    11:00 – 12:30
    Pre-conference workshop / Registration
    Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
    13:30 – 15:00
    Pre-conference Meetings / Discussions
    (EIS-Africa AGM)
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    15:30 – 17:00
    Pre-conference workshop / Registration
    17:00 – 18:00
    Exhibitions / Meetings / Departure to hotels
  • Tuesday
    8:00 – 9:00
    Registration
    9:00 – 10:30
    Plenary 1:
    Conference Opening
    Welcome from the conference joint organisers, hosts and associated international geospatial organizations supporting the conference

    Keynote: Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa

    Official opening of Exhibition
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    11:00 – 12:30
    Plenary 2:
    Technical opening plenary: Geospatial and statistical information imperatives for the “Africa we want”
    Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
    13:30 – 15:00
    Technical Session 1:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    15:30 – 17:00
    Plenary 3:
    Commercial presentations from key Sponsors
    17:00 – 18:00
    Social Event 1: Opening Cocktail
    18:00 – 21:00
    Social Event 1: Opening Cocktail
  • Wednesday
    8:00 – 9:00
    Registration
    9:00 – 10:30
    9:00 – 10:30
    Plenary 4 –
    Technical Plenary:
    Urbanisation and settlement with the emphasis on secondary cities
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    11:00 – 12:30
    Technical Session 2:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
    13:30 – 15:00
    Technical Session 3:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    15:30 – 17:00
    Plenary 5:
    Transforming land-based resource management

    17:00 – 18:00
    Departure to hotels

    18:00 – 21:00
    Social Event 2: Conference Dinner and Awards
  • Thursday
    8:00 – 9:00
    Registration
    9:00 – 10:30
    Plenary 6:
    Social Event 2: Conference Dinner and Awards
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    11:00 – 12:30
    Technical Session 4:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
    13:30 – 15:00
    Technical Session 5:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    15:30 – 17:00
    Technical Session 6:
    Four parallel session based on conference sub-themes
    17:00 – 18:00
    Plenary 7:
    Geospatial and statistical information for planning and risk management
  • Friday
    8:00 – 9:00
    Registration

    9:00 – 10:30
    Plenary 8:
    Global Perspectives:
    GEO, UNGGIM, GMES-Africa, Data4SDGs etc

    Tea Break / Refreshments / Exhibition / Posters
    11:00 – 12:30
    Plenary 9:
    Closing Plenary
    Lunch Break / Exhibition / Posters
    13:30 – 15:00
    Post-conference Meetings / Discussions

    15:30 – 17:00
    Post-conference Meetings / Discussions

Accommodation

Accommodation

Click the two options below to check for accommodation options close to and around the conference centre.
UN rates will be included for your convenience.
Click the two options below to check for accommodation options close to and around the conference centre.
UN rates will be included for your convenience.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitors and Sponsors

We offer a variety of sponsorship packages and there is definitely one that will meet your brand, networking objective and marketing strategies. An overview of the sponsorship packages are as shown below:
We offer a variety of sponsorship packages and there is definitely one that will meet your brand, networking objective and marketing strategies. An overview of the sponsorship packages are as shown below:
Platinum
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Exhibitor
US$ 30,000
US$ 20,000
US$ 15,000
US$ 10,000
US$ 1,000
(US$ 350 for
African Organisations)*
1. Included in Package
Complimentary Registrations 6 4 3 2
Exhibitors Booth (Premium) 3 Booths 2 Booths 1 Booth 1 Booth 1 Booth
Dedicated Meeting Room
Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention
2. Exposure During Conference
Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guide full page half page quarter page
Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide 200 words 150 words 100 words 100 words 100 words
Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session 2 1
Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web
Corporate item(s) in conference bag 2 items 1 item 1 page flyer 1 page flyer
Special mention in opening and closing sessions
3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
Logo on conference bag
Logo on conference & exhibition related publications
Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants
Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
4. Pre-conference publicity
Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference website 200 words 150 words 100 words 100 words Logo (link)
5. Conference participation
Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony 1
Appointment of speaker in plenary session 1 1 1
Organization of workshop (90 min) 1

 

* If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the AfricaGIS 2017 conference, please contact us at info@africagis2017.org

Category 1:  African organizations (e.g. the Regional Centres) – $ 350 per standard booth.
Category 2:  Non-African organizations – $ 1,000 per standard booth.

  • US$ 30,000

    1. Included in Package
    Complimentary Registrations6
    Exhibitors Booth (Premium)3
    Dedicated Meeting Room
    Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention
    2. Exposure During Conference
    Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guidefull page
    Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide200 words
    Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session 2
    Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web
    Corporate item(s) in conference bag2 items
    Special mention in opening and closing sessions
    3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
    Logo on conference bag
    Logo on conference & exhibition related publications
    Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
    Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants
    Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
    4. Pre-conference publicity
    Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference website200 words
    5. Conference participation
    Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
    Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony1
    Appointment of speaker in plenary session1
    Organization of workshop (90 min)1
  • US$ 20,000

    1. Included in Package
    Complimentary Registrations4
    Exhibitors Booth (Premium)2
    Dedicated Meeting Room
    Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention
    2. Exposure During Conference
    Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guidehalf page
    Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide150 words
    Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session 1
    Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web
    Corporate item(s) in conference bag1 item
    Special mention in opening and closing sessions
    3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
    Logo on conference bag –
    Logo on conference & exhibition related publications
    Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
    Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants
    Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
    4. Pre-conference publicity
    Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference website150 words
    5. Conference participation
    Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
    Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony –
    Appointment of speaker in plenary session1
    Organization of workshop (90 min) –
  • US$ 15,000

    1. Included in Package
    Complimentary Registrations3
    Exhibitors Booth (Premium)1
    Dedicated Meeting Room
    Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention –
    2. Exposure During Conference
    Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guidequarter page
    Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide100 words
    Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session –
    Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web
    Corporate item(s) in conference bag1 page flyer
    Special mention in opening and closing sessions
    3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
    Logo on conference bag –
    Logo on conference & exhibition related publications
    Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
    Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants –
    Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
    4. Pre-conference publicity
    Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference website100 words
    5. Conference participation
    Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
    Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony –
    Appointment of speaker in plenary session1
    Organization of workshop (90 min) 
  • US$ 10,000

    1. Included in Package
    Complimentary Registrations2
    Exhibitors Booth (Premium)1
    Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention –
    2. Exposure During Conference
    Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guide –
    Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide100 words
    Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session –
    Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web
    Corporate item(s) in conference bag1 page flyer
    Special mention in opening and closing sessions
    3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
    Logo on conference bag –
    Logo on conference & exhibition related publications
    Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
    Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants –
    Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
    4. Pre-conference publicity
    Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference website100 words
    5. Conference participation
    Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
    Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony –
    Appointment of speaker in plenary session –
    Organization of workshop (90 min) –
  • US$ 1,000
    (US$ 350 for African Organisations)*

    1. Included in Package
    Complimentary Registrations– 
    Exhibitors Booth (Premium)1
    Cocktail/ Networking Event Mention– 
    2. Exposure During Conference
    Colour advertisement in conference & electronic exhibition guide
    Corporate profile, logo, company web link and contact details in conference & electronic exhibition guide100 words
    Display of corporate banner at selected plenary and/ or break session– 
    Participation in industry showcase session with slides archived on the web– 
    Corporate item(s) in conference bag– 
    Special mention in opening and closing sessions– 
    3. Opportunity to display company’s logo
    Logo on conference bag– 
    Logo on conference & exhibition related publications– 
    Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)
    Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants –
    Logo on digital and social media marketing campaigns
    4. Pre-conference publicity
    Corporate profile, logo and company web link on conference websiteLogo (link)
    5. Conference participation
    Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest)
    Appointment of speaker in opening ceremony
    Appointment of speaker in plenary session
    Organization of workshop (90 min)

* If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the AfricaGIS 2017 conference, please contact us at info@africagis2017.org

Category 1:  African organizations (e.g. the Regional Centres) – $ 350 per standard booth.
Category 2:  Non-African organizations – $ 1,000 per standard booth.

Workshops

Workshops

AfricaGIS will provide facilities for workshops or training for participating organisations, please contact us for costs and availability if interested.
AfricaGIS will provide facilities for workshops or training for participating organisations, please contact us for costs and availability if interested.

Organising Partners

Organising Partners

  • ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development

  • EIS-AFRICA is a pan-African membership organization working to improve use of geospatial and environmental information to enrich policy debate and support decision-making for the well-being of Africa’s people

  • The main responsibility of EMA as described in the proclamation is the compilation, preparation, analysis, Production/publication, administration and distribution of the following fundamental geo-spatial information data sets in Ethiopia.

  • Esri was founded to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. We’re the global market leader in GIS and have helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. We’re the sole distributor of Esri technology in South Africa.

  • The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans

  •  

    The AfriGEOSS initiative, developed within the GEO framework, will strengthen the link between the current GEO activities with existing capabilities and initiatives in Africa and will provide the necessary framework for countries and organizations to access and leverage on-going bilateral and multilateral EO-based initiatives across Africa, thereby creating synergies and minimizing duplication for the benefit of the entire continent.

  •  

    GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

  • The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations.

Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Andre Nonguierma
Nonguierma@un.org

Sultan Mohammed
sultan.mohammeda@yahoo.com

Sives Govender
sives.govender@gmail.com

Aster Denekew
Denekewa@un.org

Jacob Gyamfi-Aidoo
jgyamfiaidoo@gmail.com

Ernestina Annobea
ernestina.annobea@gmail.com

Lauren Sweidan
lsweidan@esri-southafrica.com

Ayalnesh Asrat
Asrat@un.org

Girum Asrat
Asratg.uneca@un.org

Ayenika Godheart
Godheart@un.org

Erick Khamala
erick.khamala@locateit.co.ke

Daniel Teka Dessie
daniel.teka@mu.edu.et

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Below you’ll find the conference floor plan, list of exhibitors with their corresponding booth numbers, as well as the exhibition manual and application forms. 
Below you’ll find the conference floor plan, list of exhibitors with their corresponding booth numbers, as well as the exhibition manual and application forms. 

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submissions

News

News

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