GMES and Africa Activities during AfricaGIS2013/GDSI 2014

BRAGMA is actively participating at AfricaGIS 2013/GDSI 2014, which takes place 04 - 08 November 2013, at the UNECA Conference Centre,.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

BRAGMA will promote GMES and Africa during the Conference Programme by organising a GMES and Africa Panel discussion, presenting two papers in relevant thematic sessions and active engagement with participating stakeholders during the conference,

The final GAAP Chapter on Marine and Coastal Areas will be presented at 4pm on Wednesday 06 November during Session 7.1 (SDI and Water) in Conference Room 2. On Thursday 07 November, the GMES and Africa Roundtable takes place from 11:30 - 1pm in Caucus Room 11, while the final GAAP Chapter on Water Resources Management will be presented at 2pm (Geospatial Research Reports: Water) in Conference Room 3.

The goal of the GMES and Africa Roundtable Panel discussion is to share the results of progress to date with the GAAP, based on expert consultation and validation workshops in Kenya (Marine and Coastal Areas), Nigeria (Water Resources Management) and Egypt (Long Term Management of Natural Resources), and a planned consolidation workshop in South Africa in October, which will also validate two of the five key Cross-Cutting Issues (Governance and Infrastructure).

Contributing Organisations will include the European Commission, African Union Commission and UN Economic Commission for Africa. Panellists will be announced over the coming weeks.

This GMES and Africa Roundtable is targeted at policy makers and thematic experts as well as public, private, research and education, societal and funding sector stakeholders with an active interest in the contribution that Space and Earth Observation can make to sustainable socio-economic development in Africa, and the role of the strategic partnership between Africa and the EU.