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A NETWORK FOR THE CO-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION IN AFRICA

“It is unquestionable that the livelihood of Africa’s people is inextricably linked to their access to natural resources. Natural resource management contributes significantly towards achieving sustainable development in this region. Environmental and Geographic data are fundamental building blocks that provide strategic information and knowledge to decision makers. Availability of this information and their related information systems and infrastructures is critical to Africa’s battle against poverty, environmental degradation and ultimately meeting our sustainable development needs.”

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A NETWORK FOR THE CO-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION IN AFRICA

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    Secondary Cities Initiative

    Esri South Africa hosted the Secondary Cities Technical Exchange.

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    MyCOE CGE South Africa TechCamp

    EIS-Africa, in partnership with the Association of American Geographers, will support a capacity-building event for secondary school students from South Africa and the United States. “The program aims to provide opportunities for youth to learn more about online geotechnologies and how to apply them in service of their communities, while gaining a deeper understanding about […]

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Recent Events

Recent News

  • group-image-e1507646570668

    Secondary Cities Initiative

    Esri South Africa hosted the Secondary Cities Technical Exchange.

  • IMG_0058-Copy-360x360

    MyCOE CGE South Africa TechCamp

    EIS-Africa, in partnership with the Association of American Geographers, will support a capacity-building event for secondary school students from South Africa and the United States. “The program aims to provide opportunities for youth to learn more about online geotechnologies and how to apply them in service of their communities, while gaining a deeper understanding about […]

Recent Events

Our Work

EIS-AFRICA’s role as Africa’s representative on continent wide and Global initiatives is demand driven and continuously expanding. Activities include:

Partners

American Association of Geographers

American Association of Geographers

Official Partner

Garnet-E Project

Garnet-E Project

Partners with various European Agencies

MYCOE

MYCOE

Official Partner

UN Habitat

UN Habitat

Lake Victoria Urbanisation Project

US State Department

US State Department

Regional distribution of LandSat Imagery

Memberships

CODATA

CODATA

Member of Global Roads

GGIM

GGIM

Member of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) which aims at setting up formal mechanisms for better coordination of UN geospatial activities.

GEO/GEOSS

GEO/GEOSS

Membership of the Group on Earth Observation

ISPRS

ISPRS

Member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

UN Economic Commission for Africa

UN Economic Commission for Africa

Executive Member of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology

Contributions

AMCEN

AMCEN

Supporting the African Ministers of Environment for more than a decade developing the African Environmental Outlook (with UNEP DEWA) and the African Environmental Information Network.

WRI

WRI

Contributor to the World Resources Review and Report

WSIS

WSIS

Supporting the World Summit on Information Society and promoting the use of geo-spatial information for sustainable development.

WSSD

WSSD

Supporting the World Summit of Sustainable Development – Johannesburg with regard to Agenda 21, this highlights the need to promote the use of geo-information. EIS-AFRICA put forward a position paper titled, “Geo-information Supports Decision-making in Africa.”

UNEP

UNEP

Support UNEPs Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) and African Environmental Outlook (AEO).

Our Work

EIS-AFRICA’s role as Africa’s representative on continent wide and Global initiatives is demand driven and continuously expanding. Activities include:

Partners

Memberships

  • CODATA

    Member of Global Roads

  • GGIM

    Member of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

  • GEO/GEOSS

    Membership of the Group on Earth Observation

  • ISPRS

    Member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Contributions

  • AMCEN

    Supporting the African Ministers of Environment for more than a decade developing the African Environmental Outlook (with UNEP DEWA) and the African Environmental Information Network.

  • WRI

    Contributor to the World Resources Review and Report

  • WSIS

    Supporting the World Summit on Information Society and promoting the use of geo-spatial information for sustainable development.

  • WSSD

    Supporting the World Summit of Sustainable Development – Johannesburg with regard to Agenda 21, this highlights the need to promote the use of geo-information. EIS-AFRICA put forward a position paper titled, “Geo-information Supports Decision-making in Africa.”

Contact

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. 

Location

If you have an interesting project, an RFP, or just need some help, reach out to us. We’re available.

International Business Gateway,
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Midrand
Tel: +27 (0) 11 238 6300
Fax: +27 (0) 11 238 6365

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