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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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Sixth Session of the Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM Africa) was held online from 1 to 4 December 2020. The meeting started with opening remarks from the Chair of UN-GGIM Africa, the Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the UN-GGIM Secretariat.

The Pan American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH) held its 49th Meeting of the Directing Council on 20 November 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Directing Council approved eleven resolutions amongst other: the 2020 Budget program, academic grants and study visits, priorities for Technical assistance, the Geoportal and on the authorization for making agreements about the use of The Integrated Maps of America.