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
Administrative boundaries have been highlighted as a priority “core global fundamental geospatial data theme” by the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Working Group on Global Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes.
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.
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.
The SALB programme is an operational programme which aims to provide accessible and usable worldwide standardized geospatial data on administrative units, a type of common geography, produced by National offices. Using common geographies, one of the guiding principles of the Global Statistical and Geospatial Framework (GSGF), is a powerful mean to integrate data.
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.