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Date and Venue:

Official dates of the Symposium are 13 – 15 June, 2017

The AfriGEOSS Symposium was held at Tyco City Hotel, in Sunyani, Ghana, hosted by the Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC), University of Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Programme

Download the Full (draft) Programme here

This is the 1st AfriGEOSS to come to West Africa – building on the success of the inaugural AfriGEOSS Symposium held in Victoria Falls in 2016. The 2nd AfriGEOSS Symposium aims to:

  • Showcase use of Earth Observations in implementing African policies for sustainable development, including the three GEO priority engagement areas (SDGs, Climate, Disasters);
  • Promote and build synergies with on-going and planned Earth observations initiatives at national, regional (e.g. GMES & Africa, SERVIR, UNGGIM-Africa) and international level (such as GEO activities);
  • Engage with end users, understanding needs and mechanisms to deliver user driven Earth observations solutions;
  • Review implementation of the 2016 Symposium Outcomes and contributions to the GEO 2017 – 2019 Work Programme;
  • Raise awareness on value of Earth observations, the Group on Earth Observation and AfriGEOSS activities;
  • Reinforce dialogue on Earth observations priorities in Africa;

These objectives will be met through a programme that is built on broad thematic areas on priority issues for Africa as identified in the AfriGEOSS 2017 – 2019 Implementation Plan and GEO StrategicEngagement Plan. Technical sessions will cover the following:

  • Coordination Network: National Earth Observation and Regional Programmes
  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water Resource Management, including soil moisture
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems, including land cover mapping
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure and Innovative Techniques, including space and in-situ observing systems
  • Climate Services and Adaptation
  • Engagement with commercial sector

All technical sessions will integrate Capacity Development and response to the 2030 Agenda through monitoring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Download the Full (draft) Programme here

 

Full Programme:

Download the Full (draft) Programme here

Week at a Glance:

 

08:00-09:00

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19:00-22:00

 

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5-6 June

Training: Data Computing (Software Carpentry), Accra

 

7-8 June

Training: Google Earth Engine (SERVIR West Africa), Accra

 

11-12 June

Training: Sentinel Data Access and Processing (ESA), Sunyani

 

12 June

Training: Introduction to Lidar (SERVIR West Africa), Sunyani

 

 

 

08:00-09:00

09:00-10:30

11:00-13:00

14:00-15:30

16:00-18:00

19:00-22:00

 

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12 June

Arrival, Registration and Exhibition Setup

 

Tue 13 June

Registration

1: Implementing AfriGEOSS

2: Opening Ceremony

3: Continental & Regional Initiatives

Explore Sunyani by Night

Thu 15 June

Registration

10a: Infrastructure for Accessing EO Data

10b: Infrastructure for Accessing EO Data

11: Closing Ceremony

Explore Sunyani by Night

 

 

08:00-09:00

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19:00-22:00

 

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16 June

Stakeholder Workshop (SEACRIFOG Project)

 

 

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