The story map below presents how geospatial data on precipiation and temperature through time and disaggregated at sub-national units can help understand regional climate impact for better planning of school calendars.The story map is a collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), the full screen version is available her

The story map below presents how statistics and common geographies, or administrative units, can provide a better understanding of patterns and changes to the need and demand for modern family planning methods in Central and West Africa. The story map is a collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and IPUMS, the full screen version is here.

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.

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.

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