CARIGEO Executive Forum
This Executive Forum is being staged to share knowledge and create awareness among the region’s senior decision makers on the value of leveraging geospatial and statistical data with related technologies to support policy development and decision making. The Forum also seeks to galvanize countries to action and commitment to participate in CARIGEO, through focused highlevel presentations that will highlight the geospatial development imperatives and good geospatial information management practices.
Attendees will learn about the CARIGEO initiative, its four overarching key objectives of
1) strengthening geospatial information management governance and policies
2) creation of datasets and procurement and development of tools
3) enhancing collaboration and partnerships and 4) capacity development, communication and engagement, and the importance of institutionalizing and incorporating geospatial information management in national development strategies.
ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED
The issues to be addressed include: 1. The imperative to leverage geospatial data to accelerate change and support the Caribbean’s development agenda 2. The economic and social value of implementing geospatial initiatives 3. Making available and accessible fundamental geospatial datasets 4. Employing creative capacity building and resource retention measures to bridge the geospatial drain and skills gap 5. The value of collaboration, sharing and partnership which is the CARIGEO initiative