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First international workshop on operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework

This first international workshop seeks to contribute to the strengthening of nationally integrated geospatial information management towards the producing, disseminating and applying of geospatial information for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Vitacura, Santiago, Chile - 9-11 Sep 2019

Description

Jointly organized by the United Nations Secretariat for Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the Statistics Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), supported by the Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM: Americas).

The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) provides a basis, a reference and a mechanism for countries when establishing or strengthening their national geospatial information management arrangements and related infrastructures, or to coordinate activities to achieve alignment between and across existing national capabilities and infrastructures. The Framework aims to translate high-level concepts to practical implementation guidance and does this by leveraging seven (7) underpinning principles, eight (8) goals and nine (9) strategic pathways as a means for governments to establish, improve and sustain more effective geospatial information management arrangements. The Implementation Guide provides the specific guidancStatistics Division of e and recommends actions to be taken by Member States to establish, improve or strengthen their national arrangements in geospatial information management, systems and infrastructures.

The 2030 Agenda recognizes that timely, available and accessible geospatial information, and integrated with statistics and other information, with combined analyses, are prerequisite for good policy-making and supporting and tracking development progress. However, there is still a lack of awareness, understanding and uptake of the vital and integrative role of geospatial information, particularly in developing countries.

This international workshop seeks to contribute to the strengthening of nationally integrated geospatial information management towards the producing, disseminating and applying of geospatial information for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will address the availability and accessibility of geospatial information, inter-alia, the data demands nationally and sub-nationally in support of national development and strategic priorities as well as for national implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is noted that this will require coordinated efforts at all levels including the integration of geospatial information, statistical data, and other information for measuring and monitoring progress, recognizing that all events, activities and decisions have a temporal and geographical context. The IGIF anchored by its nine strategic pathways, together with the Implementation Guide, provides Member States a mechanism for articulating and demonstrating national leadership in integrated geospatial information management, and the capacity to take positive steps.

Objectives

  • Raise awareness 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).
  • Engage and consider the implementation guidance and recommended actions vis-à-vis national circumstances to establish or strengthen national arrangements in geospatial information management, infrastructures and capacities.
  • Consider and work through a conceptual approach to operationalize the IGIF towards nationally integrated geospatial information management.

Participants

Participants are expected to be director generals, directors or senior level officials from Ministries, Agencies or Departments responsible for geospatial information management, survey and mapping for both terrestrial and marine environment. Participants are senior officials who need to address and improve the availability, accessibility and application of geospatial information nationally, and to realize vital and integrative role of geospatial information.

09/09/2019

  • 09:30 to 13:00
    Session 1: Welcome, introductions and setting the scene

    This segment of the international workshop will include welcome messages, announcements, self-introductions by all participants, and a series of presentations to set the scene for the 3 days, frame the context and structure of the meeting, and open general discussions.

    • » Facilitador / Facilitator: Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      ▪ Palabras de bienvenida / Welcome remarks
      Rolando Ocampo, Director de la División de Estadísticas de la CEPAL / Director, Statistics Division of ECLAC
      Macarena Perez, Vice Presidenta de UN-GGIM: Américas / Vice President, UN-GGIM: Americas
      ▪ Ronda de presentaciones de los participantes / Round of participants introductions
      ▪ Anuncios / Announcements
      Alvaro Monett, CEPAL / ECLAC
      Seguridad, salud y medio ambiente; y anuncios domésticos / Safety, health and environment; and housekeeping announcements
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      Por qué estamos aquí – objetivo y organización del trabajo / Why are we here – objective and organization of work
      ▪ Preparando la escena / Setting the Scene
      Rolando Ocampo, CEPAL
      Una visión para la gestión integrada de información geoespacial para América Latina y el Caribe
      A vision for integrated geospatial information management for Latin America and the Caribbean
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      Hacia una gestión de información geoespacial integrada a nivel nacional para políticas y decisiones basadas en evidencia para el bienestar de las personas y el planeta
      Towards nationally integrated geospatial information management for evidence-based policies and decisions for the wellbeing of people and planet
      Macarena Pérez, Coordinadora Grupo de Trabajo sobre Infraestructuras de Datos Geoespaciales UN-GGIM Américas / Chair, UN-GGIM: Americas Working Group on Geospatial Data Infrastructures
      Grupo de Trabajo sobre Infraestructuras de Datos Geoespaciales UN-GGIM Américas
      UN-GGIM: Americas Working Group on Geospatial Data Infrastructures
      Daniel Taccari, CEPAL / ECLAC
      Iniciativa de asistencia técnica geoespacial de la CEPAL para América Latina y el Caribe
      ECLAC’s geospatial technical assistance initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean
      Alvaro Monett, CEPAL / ECLAC
      Las actividades de la CEPAL para fortalecer la gestión de la información geoespacial nacional, incluidas las actividades geoestadísticas para América Latina y el Caribe
      ECLAC’s activities in strengthening national geospatial information management including geo-statistical activities for Latin America and the Caribbean
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      El Marco Integrado de Información Geoespacial: Parte 1 - El Marco Estratégico General
      The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Part 1 – The Overarching Strategic Framework
  • 14:30 to 18:00
    Session 2: The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Overarching Strategic Framework - improving and strengthening national geospatial information management capacities

    This segment will consider the continuing development, strengthening and coordination of national arrangements in geospatial information management, including building upon investments and infrastructures for national spatial data and re-purposing NSDI initiatives towards nationally integrated geospatial information management. The session will involve group work and activities.

    • » Facilitatora / Facilitator: Macarena Perez, Vice President, UN-GGIM: Americas / Vice President, UN-GGIM: Americas
      ▪ Arreglos nacionales en la gestión de la información geoespacial / infraestructuras nacionales de datos espaciales: propósito, estado y cuestiones
      ▪ National arrangements in geospatial information management/national spatial data infrastructures – purpose, status and issues
      Sistema Nacional de Coordinación de Información Territorial (SNIT) - Infraestructura de Datos Geoespaciales (IDE) de Chile
      Infraestructura de Datos Geoespaciales de Chile
      Juan Arturo García Masó, Oficina Nacional de Hidrografía y Geodesia de Cuba
      Situación, perspectivas, desafíos y oportunidades en el desarrollo de las infraestructuras de datos espaciales
      Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC)
      National spatial data infrastructure of Guyana
      Instituto Geográfico Nacional "Tommy Guardia" de Panamá
      Infraestructura panameña de datos espaciales (IPDE)
      María Eugenia Duarte, Dirección del Servicio Geográfico Militar de Paraguay
      Proyecto de infraestructura de datos geoespaciales de la República del Paraguay (IDE-PY)
      Alejandro Jiménez, Instituto Geográfico Nacional "José Joaquín Hungría Morell" (IGN-JJHM)
      Avances en la implementación de la infraestructura de datos espaciales de la República Dominicana
      Pablo Brugnoni, Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales de Uruguay
      Situación, perspectivas, desafíos y oportunidades de la IDE Uruguay
      Greg Scott, Secretaría UN-GGIM
      Marco Integrado de Información Geoespacial: mejorando y fortaleciendo las IDEs y las capacidades de gestión de información geoespacial
      Integrated Geospatial Information Framework - improving and strengthening NSDIs and geospatial information management capacities
      ▪ Actividades grupales / Break-out Group Activities

10/09/2019

  • 09:30 to 13:00
    Session 3: Operationalizing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Implementation Guide

    This will be an interactive segment to consider the purpose and intent of the Implementation Guide along its three influences – governance, technology and people and ‘solving the puzzle’. Participants will discuss the 9 Strategic Pathways and their elements, and the guidance and recommended actions aligned with the Strategic Pathways.

    • » Facilitador / Facilitator: Alejandro Jiménez, Instituto Geográfico Nacional de República Dominicana / National Geographic Institute, Dominican Republic
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      El Marco Integrado de Información Geoespacial: Parte 2 – Guía de Implementación
      The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Part 2 – Implementation Guide
      David Cole, Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC)
      El Marco Integrado de Información Geoespacial: Implementación en Guyana
      The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Implementation in Guyana
  • 14:30 to 18:00
    Session 4: The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Bridging the geospatial digital divide

    The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework was developed as a basis, guide and mechanism for developing, integrating and strengthening geospatial information management, and to assist countries in bridging the geospatial digital divide, secure socio-economic prosperity, and to leave no one behind.

    • » Facilitadora / Facilitator: Yidda Handal, Coordinadora Nacional del Catastro, Sistema Nacional de Administración de la Propiedad (SINAP) / National Coordinator for Cadaster, National Property Administration System - SINAP, Honduras
      Venezuela, Haití, Ecuador, Honduras, Uruguay (IGM), México, Costa Rica, Belice, Bolivia
      Arreglos nacionales en la gestión de la información geoespacial: transformación digital y reducción de la brecha digital geoespacial
      National arrangements in geospatial information management – digital transformation and bridging the geospatial digital divide
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      Marco integrado de información geoespacial: reduciendo la brecha digital geoespacial
      Integrated Geospatial Information Framework – Bridging the geospatial digital divide
      ▪ Actividades grupales / Break-out Group Activities

11/09/2019

  • 09:30 to 18:00
    Session 5; Implementing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework: Country-level Action Plans

    Country-level Action Plans seek to implement the IGIF at a country level, in a national or a sub-national context, taking into consideration national circumstances and development priorities. They provide the ‘how, when and by whom’ the actions and processes will be carried out in implementing the Framework. Country-level Action Plans reference the specific guidance, options and actions provided in the Implementation Guide and address each of the 9 Strategic Pathways to capture strategic to operational needs of a country when implementing the Framework.

    • » Facilitador / Facilitator: Sergio Carrera, INEGI, México
      Greg Scott, UN-GGIM
      El Marco Integrado de Información Geoespacial y sus planes de acción a nivel de país
      The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and its Country-level Action Plans
      ▪ Actividades grupales / Break-out Group Activities
  • 14:30 to 17:30
    Session 6: The Integrated Geospatial Information Framework – where to from here!

    This Framework, implemented at the national level, will assist countries to move towards e-economies, improve services to citizens, develop capacity for applying geospatial technology, enhance informed government decision-making processes, take practical actions to achieve a digital transformation, and be able to bridge the geospatial digital divide in the implementation of national strategic and development priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    • » Facilitadores / Facilitators: Greg Scott, UN-GGIM & Alvaro Monett, CEPAL/ECLAC
      ▪ Actividades grupales / Break-out Group Activities
      1) Discusión sobre las formas en que el IGIF puede ser mejor aprovechado y utilizado en el futuro dentro de las actividades de la CEPAL y UN-GGIM Américas
      1) Discussion on ways that the IGIF can be best leveraged and used in the future within the activities of ECLAC and UN-GGIM Americas
      2) Cada país considere cómo podría diseñar, implementar, administrar y mantener su propia Estrategia Integrada de Gestión de Información Geoespacial a través de un Plan de Acción a nivel de país
      2) Each country to consider how it might design, implement, manage and sustain their own Integrated Geospatial Information Management Strategy through a Country-level Action Plan
      ▪ Consolidación, próximos pasos y cierre / Consolidation, next steps and close
      - Ronda de observaciones y comentarios / Round of observations and comments
      ▪ Palabras de clausura / Closing remarks
      Macarena Perez, Vice Presidenta, UN-GGIM: Américas / Vice President, UN-GGIM: Americas
      Daniel Taccari, CEPAL / ECLAC
Integrated Geospatial Information Framework - IGIF
9-11 Sep 2019
Meetings and technical symposiums
Sede de la CEPAL | Sala de conferencias Celso Furtado / Headquarters of ECLAC | Celso Furtado conference room
Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477.
Av. Alonso de Cordova 3170.
Vitacura, Santiago
Chile
By invitation

Contact

Álvaro Monett
Statistics Division
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
alvaro.monett@cepal.org
(56-2) 2210 2197
Greg Scott
United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
scott12@un.org

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