The story map below details how the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) performed a rapid geospatial assessment using Earth observation data and the common geographies collected in the context of the SALB programme, the full screen version is here.
Through its SALB Programme, the UN Geospatial Information Section led the delivery of a week-long national capacity workshop in Bamako, Mali, from 12 to 16 September, in close cooperation with the Institut Géographique du Mali. The workshop aimed at strengthening the national geospatial information actors in Mali and included contributions from the GRID3 programme, the Economic Commission for Africa, Statistics Division, Global Service Centre, GIS MINUSMA, and other partners, through support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
On 12 May 2022, the GIS Centre for Health of the World Health Organization and the Geospatial Information Section of the United Nations co-organized an event on “Geospatial Data for Good” in Geneva, at WHO Headquarters, to discuss the challenges related to the availability, quality, and accessibility of geospatial data.
Land degradation, resulting from unsustainable land use, is one of the most pressing environmental issues impacting an estimated one-fifth of the Earth’s surface and affecting more than 3.2 billion people globally.
The Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM Africa) was held in-person in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) alongside the 13th edition of Africa GIS 2021 conference. The conference was an opportunity to resume of in person activities and events in Africa for then geospatial information and Earth observation professionals and, as customarily brought national delegates, professors, researchers, investors, businesses and practitioners from national, regional and international organizations.