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GEO-XIII Plenary Side Event: Capacity Building Coordination Task Team Meeting


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Aim and objectives: The Strategic Plan 2016 – 20125: Implementing GEOSS identifies Cultivating awareness, building capacity and promoting innovation as one of GEO’s core functions. It states that building capacity, as well as sustaining and enhancing existing capacity, is essential for developing competencies in the effective use of Earth observations for responding to societal challenges and addressing sustainable development issues. In response to this core function and based on the past decade experiences and lessons learnt, a GEO Foundational Task on Capacity Building Coordination is recommended in the Work Programme 2017 – 2019. The Meeting will:

  • Discuss what capacity building coordination means and how it can be implemented in GEO.
  • Discuss how the task will engage with GEO Community Activities, Initiatives, Flagships and other Foundational Tasks, with capacity building activities.
  • Review and agree on prioritization of activities (as described in the 2017 – 2019 Work Programme) and allocation of responsibilities for 2017.

Participation at the meeting and membership on the Task Team is encouraged from institutions and individuals with energy and time for capacity building coordination.

Meeting will be followed by a no-host dinner, venue to be confirmed.


Andiswa Mlisa (GEO Secretariat) (