GIS for the United Nations, from humanitarian aid to development planning

Meeting or Conference
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI); United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
03-05 Apr 2012
Switzerland (Geneva)
World Meteorological Organization Headquarters

About the Conference

The GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is organised by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri to bring awareness of the positive potential for GIS professionals to work together on global issues ranging from disasters to climate change and humanitarian assistance. From an office in Geneva to a refugee camp in Africa, GIS enables better collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it's needed most. Empowering action in territorial planning, as well as in response operations, requires a true geographical understanding of the complex challenges being faced.
Join us to

- Understand how to make critical information more accessible and actionable
- Develop and direct strategies on how to best apply geographic information science to devise better responses to regional and global challenges
- Discover how to better organize and manage information, resources, and people through improved visibility, communication, and collaboration
- Participate in building a community to expand capacity and understanding at all levels

Additional information

What is included in the event fee

Registration for the GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is free and includes all scheduled sessions, the Map Gallery, the Tuesday and Wednesday night socials, beverage breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Thursday workshop.

How to register

Registration is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please refer to the special link within the invitation to register. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to apply to attend, please feel free to do so at the conference website, and the conference committee will review your request. If your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please note that only officially confirmed participants may attend the conference.


Capacity Development, Climate Change, Information Management, Space Technology, GIS & Mapping

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