Virtual Regional Seminar on Operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework in Asia and the Pacific

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The Virtual Regional Seminar on Operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework in Asia and the Pacific, jointly organized by the UN-GGIM and UN-GGIM-AP Secretariats with the support of the Regional Committee on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP), is a two-session seminar held over two days. The programme is designed to raise and improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of the IGIF, to introduce and inform participants from Asia and the Pacific of the overarching strategic framework, the implementation guidance, approach and available resource materials to operationalize the IGIF according to their national circumstances. It aims at sharing knowledge and experiences amongst countries engaged and interested in operationalizing the IGIF.

The Virtual Regional Seminar seeks to contribute to the strengthening of nationally integrated geospatial information management towards the production, dissemination and application of geospatial information for the implementation of national development priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The IGIF, anchored by its nine strategic pathways, together with the Implementation Guide, provides Member States with a comprehensive mechanism for articulating and demonstrating national leadership in integrated geospatial information management, and the capacity to take positive steps.


Objectives

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  1. Raise awareness of, and improve knowledge and understanding on, the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework - the Overarching Strategic Framework (IGIF Part I) and the Implementation Guide (IGIF Part II);
  2. Introduce an approach to operationalize the IGIF through country-level Action Plans towards nationally integrated geospatial information management; and
  3. Share ongoing national experience in designing and developing country-level Action Plans towards operationalizing the IGIF.


Participants

The Virtual Regional Seminar is open to interested participants from governments, but prior registration is required for all interested participants. Participants are expected to be expert representatives of Member States in Asia and the Pacific, expected to be Director-Generals or Chief Executives, Directors or senior level officials from Ministries, Agencies or Departments responsible for geospatial information management nationally. They will have a desire to address and improve the availability, accessibility and application of geospatial information nationally, and to realize vital and integrative role of geospatial information.

 

Day 1: 25 November 2020

10:00am - 12:00 noon

(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Welcome, introductions and setting the scene

 

Welcome remarks:

  • Mr. Oki Shoichi
    Vice-President of Regional Committee on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP);
    Director-General of Planning Department, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
  • Ms. Tiziana Bonapace
    Director, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)

 

Setting the scene:

  • Nationally integrated geospatial information management for evidence-based policies and decisions for the wellbeing of people and planet
    UN-GGIM Secretariat, Mr. Greg Scott

 

Facilitated discussion

 

The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework - strengthening national geospatial information management capacities and capabilities

 

National perspectives:

National impetus and considerations for improving and strengthening arrangements in geospatial information management and capacities

  • Geospatial Information Agency of Indonesia, Mr. Syahrudin
  • State Agency on Land Resources, Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Almaz Abdiev
  • Agency for Land Administration, Geodesy and Cartography Mongolia, Ms. Bayarmaa Enkhtur

 

Integrated Geospatial Information Framework:

  • A reference and mechanism for improving and strengthening nationally integrated geospatial information management and capacities
    UN-GGIM Secretariat, Mr. TEO CheeHai

 

Facilitated discussion

Day 2: 02 December 2020

10:00am - 12:00 noon

(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework

 

National perspectives:

National experiences in assessing and analysing national situation to design and develop IGIF country-level Action Plans

  • Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji, Ms. Meizyanne Hicks
  • Survey Department, Nepal, Mr. Susheel Dangol
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Tonga, Ms. Rosamond Bing

 

Integrated Geospatial Information Framework:

  • Guidance, options and actions provided in the Implementation Guide and addresses each of the nine strategic pathways to capture strategic to operational needs of a country
    UN-GGIM Secretariat, Mr. TEO CheeHai

 

Facilitated discussion

 

Next steps and close

 

Summary and next steps:

  • UN Secretariat for Global Geospatial Information Management
    Mr. Greg Scott, Inter-regional Adviser

 

Closing remarks:

  • Mr. Oki Shoichi
    Vice-President of Regional Committee on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP);
    Director-General of Planning Department, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan

 

 

The Virtual Regional Seminar is open to interested participants from governments, but prior registration is required for all interested participants. Participants are expected to be expert representatives of Member States in Asia and the Pacific, expected to be Director-Generals or Chief Executives, Directors or senior level officials from Ministries, Agencies or Departments responsible for geospatial information management nationally. They will have a desire to address and improve the availability, accessibility and application of geospatial information nationally, and to realize vital and integrative role of geospatial information.

 

Registration

Prior registration is required for all interested participants.

Participants are expected to be expert representatives of Member States in Asia and the Pacific, expected to be Director-Generals or Chief Executives, Directors or senior level officials from Ministries, Agencies or Departments responsible for geospatial information management nationally.

The meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. A link to join the meeting will be send automatically to you after registration.

You can join the meeting via the web version (instructions) or via the desktop app with the pre-download, which you can use every time you receive a MS Team link.
 

Points of Contact

Administrative arrangements including registration:

Ms. Verena Kausche
UN-GGIM-AP Secretariat
Space Applications Section, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
Email: verena.kausche@un.org

Substantive matters:

Mr. Teo CheeHai
UN-GGIM Secretariat
United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Section
Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Email: teo@un.org

 

Day 1: 25 November 2020