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EIS-Africa, the GSDI Association, the International Geospatial Society, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and EiABC Addis Ababa University are pleased to announce a close partnership in offering the joint and fully integrated AfricaGIS 2013 Conference and GSDI 14 World Conference.

This combined conference will take place at the UNECA Conference Center (video) in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia from November 4-8, 2013.

The joint conference theme is Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.

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.

Numerous high quality hotels are conveniently available near the Conference Center and flights are readily available from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Substantial reductions in registration fees are available for local participants and for members of EIS-Africa and the International Geospatial Society from low income per capita nations. Substantial reductions in Exhibit and Sponsorship fees are available for companies and agencies that are members of the GSDI Association.

Features of AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI 14

The conference program is being designed to accommodate opening and closing plenary sessions with keynote speakers, daily plenary sessions focused on the conference theme and related topics, technical paper sessions in several parallel tracks, industry showcase sessions, and pre-conference and post-conference workshops freely open to all registrants. It will also feature an exhibition area highlighting corporate product and service offerings and agency initiatives. Further it will host numerous meetings of organizations and groups to allow people from common regions of Africa or the globe or with common interests to present, discuss, and share issues, experiences and plans.


"I look forward to welcoming you to the GSDI 14 world conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This conference will provide the leading opportunity in 2013 to discuss issues in the design and development of spatial data infrastructures and to explore innovative approaches for spatially enabling companies, governments and individual citizens.  From national and international agency perspectives to local grassroots initiatives, this conference brings together specialists, practitioners and decision-makers from around the world who employ and develop spatial applications, technologies and databases."

Dr. David Coleman
GSDI Association

"On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of EIS-Africa, we welcome the international geospatial community to the African continent. The biennial AfricaGIS conference and exhibition, was first held in Tunisia in 1993 and this year marks the 20 year anniversary of that first meeting. While AfricaGIS has grown tremendously over those years, the focus still remains true to its origins of promoting geospatial information, science, technology, innovation and applications in Africa while providing a forum for geospatial professionals from around the world to meet and share their expertise and experience. Please join us!"

Sives Govender

"It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to Addis Ababa, the political capital of Africa. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the then organization of African Unity and now the African Union. Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union declared 2013 as year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance and encourages member States to organize various events to celebrate the Year. Hence EiABC - Addis Ababa University and Ethiopian Mapping Agency in partnership with the different stakeholder are very happy to host the Global Geospatial Conference in this historically significant year."

Dr. Ephrem Gebremariam
Head, National Organizing Committee
EiABCAddis Ababa University

We look forward to enjoying your company and benefiting from your insights. Please come!

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