The combined AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI World Conference was inaugurated in Addis Ababa on 4 November 2013. The conference is jointly by EIS-Africa, the GSDI Association, the International Geospatial Society, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Addis Ababa University and takes place from 4 to 8 November 2013.
The GSDI Association, EIS-Africa, the International Geospatial Society, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) continue their partnership in offering the joint GSDI 14 World Conference and AfricaGIS 2013 Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2013. The theme of the conference is "Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction. Pre-conference and post-conference workshops, meetings and seminars will also be supported."