This task covers the coordination of the capacity building activities associated with the acquisition, processing and use of Earth Observation data and information for policy and decision-making. It includes the definition and use of clear mechanisms for identification of the “global CB offer”, its gaps and promotion of coordinated actions to address them.
The task will be implemented by a Capacity Building Working Group (CB-WG), supported by the Secretariat in order to facilitate linkages with other GEO activities.
Annual meetings will play a key role in accomplishing this task; in particular three annual events are planned:
A CB Symposium, which will assemble all major institutions active in CB programs, providing the opportunity to present their priorities, plans, and how they work; it will also be used to maintain the database on needs and resources;
A CB forum, which will assemble all CB component coordinators of the GEO Flagships and Initiatives; the CB-WG will engage with the Forum at least twice a year – nominally prior to the Work Programme Symposium and prior to Plenary;
The nature of the task implies the execution of “recurring activities” that can be summarized as follows:
Activities for the period
The Task consists of rolling activities.
In kind contributions (CB-WG)
GEO Trust Fund (Secretariat support)
Andiswa Mlisa, (GEO Secretariat) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)
Freek Van Der Meer
GEO Sec Rep