Joint GSDI 14 World Conference and AfricaGIS 2013 Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Addis Abbaba
Basic Information
Date: 
04/11/2013 - 08/11/2013
Venue: 
The UNECA Conference Center
Venue Country: 
Ethiopia
Event Organisers: 

EIS-Africa
The GSDI Association
The International Geospatial Society
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Language of event: 
English

AfricaGIS is the largest regularly occurring GIS conference in Africa with participants from the entirety of the continent. The GSDI World Conference has built a reputation for excellence in content and moves across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building spatial data infrastructure.

The selected theme of the conference is "Spatially Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction." The pressing needs of African nations, their citizens and the needs of economically disadvantaged nations generally are a particular emphasis of the conference and include such concerns as:

  • sustainable development,
  • economic development,
  • business intelligence and business geographics,
  • disaster prevention, warning, management, response, and recovery,
  • alleviation of poverty and crime,
  • lessening the digital divide including access to information technologies,
  • ensuring food security,
  • support of transportation, health and communication systems, and
  • facilitating land ownership