Geo4SDGs

Geo4SDGs, the annual platform connecting the development community and geospatial community is back again at GWF 2020. Don't miss out on the interactions, deliberations and learnings, highlighting the role of geospatial technologies in the digital ecosystem and its due impact on socio-economic-environmental arenas!

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Leveraging digital technologies for informed decision making8 Apr 2020 0930 - 1100 hrs
Moderator ModeratorTim Fernholz, Senior Reporter, Quartz,

Tim Fernholz

Quartz
Tim

Fernholz

Senior Reporter
Quartz
Speaker SpeakerMegha Datta, Director - Global Development Agenda, Geospatial Media and Communications,

Megha Datta

Geospatial Media and Communications
Megha

Datta

Director - Global Development Agenda
Geospatial Media and Communications
Speaker SpeakerHazem Mahmoud, Data Solution Architect, Cloudera Foundation,

Hazem Mahmoud

Cloudera Foundation
Hazem

Mahmoud

Data Solution Architect
Cloudera Foundation
Speaker SpeakerAlexis Smith, CEO, IMGeospatial,

Alexis Smith

IMGeospatial
Alexis

Smith

CEO
IMGeospatial
Panellist PanellistGreg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM,

Greg Scott

UN-GGIM
Greg

Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor
UN-GGIM
Panellist PanellistAmy Coughenour Betancourt, CEO, CADASTA Foundation,

Amy Coughenour Betancourt

CADASTA Foundation
Amy

Coughenour Betancourt

CEO
CADASTA Foundation
Panellist PanellistJessica Espey, Senior Advisor, UN-SDSN,

Jessica Espey

UN-SDSN
Jessica

Espey

Senior Advisor
UN-SDSN
Panellist PanellistAndre Laperriere, Executive Director, GODAN

Andre Laperriere

GODAN
Andre

Laperriere

Executive Director
GODAN
Panellist PanellistJagdeesh Rao, CEO, Foundation for Ecological Security,

Jagdeesh Rao

Foundation for Ecological Security
Jagdeesh

Rao

CEO
Foundation for Ecological Security
Panellist PanellistCarrie Stokes, Chief Geographer and Director - GeoCentre, USAID

Carrie Stokes

USAID
Carrie

Stokes

Chief Geographer and Director - GeoCentre
USAID
Funding + Technology + Implementation: Building a collaborative environment to address the development agenda8 Apr 2020 1300 - 1430 hrs
Moderator ModeratorJonathan Murphy, Founder and Editor, GoGeomatics,

Jonathan Murphy

GoGeomatics
Jonathan

Murphy

Founder and Editor
GoGeomatics
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatDorine Burmanje, Co-chair, UN-GGIM,

Dorine Burmanje

UN-GGIM
Dorine

Burmanje

Co-chair
UN-GGIM
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatPeter Rabley, Co-founder,  PlaceFund

Peter Rabley

PlaceFund
Peter

Rabley

Co-founder
PlaceFund
Speaker SpeakerDavid Taverner, Senior Director, Caribou Space,

David Taverner

Caribou Space
David

Taverner

Senior Director
Caribou Space
Speaker SpeakerRavindra Desai, Director - River Rejuvenition,  Art of Living Foundation,

Ravindra Desai

Art of Living Foundation
Ravindra

Desai

Director - River Rejuvenition
Art of Living Foundation
Speaker SpeakerEsther Lopez, Senior Expert Product Development, ACORDE,

Esther Lopez

ACORDE
Esther

Lopez

Senior Expert Product Development
ACORDE
Panellist PanellistOnno Ruhl, General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation for Habitat,

Onno Ruhl

Aga Khan Foundation for Habitat
Onno

Ruhl

General Manager
Aga Khan Foundation for Habitat
Panellist PanellistMark Noort, Director, HCP International,

Mark Noort

HCP International
Mark

Noort

Director
HCP International
Panellist PanellistLuca Budello, Geospatial Insights, Knowledge Transfer Network,

Luca Budello

Knowledge Transfer Network
Luca

Budello

Geospatial Insights
Knowledge Transfer Network
Social entrepreneurship for impact8 Apr 2020 1530 - 1630 hrs
Moderator ModeratorMyrna James Yoo, Publisher/Managing Editor,,  Apogeo Spatial

Myrna James Yoo

Apogeo Spatial
Myrna

James Yoo

Publisher/Managing Editor

Apogeo Spatial
Speaker SpeakerTao Guo, Vice President, Beijing Piesat Information Technology,

Tao Guo

Beijing Piesat Information Technology
Tao

Guo

Vice President
Beijing Piesat Information Technology
Speaker SpeakerChris Parker, Co-Founder, Geovation, Ordnance Survey,

Chris Parker

Ordnance Survey
Chris

Parker

Co-Founder, Geovation
Ordnance Survey
Panellist PanellistJenni Cardamone, Director of Partnerships, Devex,

Jenni Cardamone

Devex
Jenni

Cardamone

Director of Partnerships
Devex
Panellist PanellistRobert Cheetham, President and CEO, Azavea,

Robert Cheetham

Azavea
Robert

Cheetham

President and CEO
Azavea
Panellist PanellistSean T.O`Brien, President and CEO, NatureServe,

Sean T.O`Brien

NatureServe
Sean

T.O`Brien

President and CEO
NatureServe
Geospatial information for addressing the data gap challenge8 Apr 2020 1630 - 1700 hrs
Moderator ModeratorFabiano Maisonnave, Correspondent, Amazonas,

Fabiano Maisonnave

Amazonas
Fabiano

Maisonnave

Correspondent
Amazonas
Panellist PanellistToby Wicks, Data Strategist, UNICEF,

Toby Wicks

UNICEF
Toby

Wicks

Data Strategist
UNICEF
Panellist PanellistBasanta Shreshta, Director Strategic Communications, ICIMOD,

Basanta Shreshta

ICIMOD
Basanta

Shreshta

Director Strategic Communications
ICIMOD
Panellist PanellistMatthew Pennells, Digital Transformation Business Development Manager, Esri (Middle East & Africa Region)

Matthew Pennells

Esri (Middle East & Africa Region)
Matthew

Pennells

Digital Transformation Business Development Manager
Esri (Middle East & Africa Region)
Climate Action - Sourcing Solutions for Sustainability 9 Apr 2020 0930 - 1045 hrs
Moderator ModeratorAlexander Kaufman, National Reporter, HuffPost, USA

Alexander Kaufman

HuffPost
Alexander

Kaufman

National Reporter
HuffPost
USA
Speaker SpeakerAngel Lopez Alos, CDS Operations owner, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts,

Angel Lopez Alos

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Angel

Lopez Alos

CDS Operations owner
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Speaker SpeakerKuo-Yu Slayer Chuang, CEO, GeoThings,

Kuo-Yu Slayer Chuang

GeoThings
Kuo-Yu

Slayer Chuang

CEO
GeoThings
Speaker SpeakerRamesh Bhushal, Nepal Editor, The Third Pole,

Ramesh Bhushal

The Third Pole
Ramesh

Bhushal

Nepal Editor
The Third Pole
Speaker SpeakerDr. Argyro Kavvada, Executive Secretary, GEO EO4SDG Initiative, NASA,

Dr. Argyro Kavvada

NASA
Dr.

Argyro Kavvada

Executive Secretary, GEO EO4SDG Initiative
NASA
Speaker SpeakerGiriraj Amarnath, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader: Water Risks and Disasters, International Water Management Institute  Colombo,

Giriraj Amarnath, Ph.D.

International Water Management Institute - Colombo
Giriraj

Amarnath, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader: Water Risks and Disasters
International Water Management Institute Colombo
Leaving No One Off the Map: How Gridded Population Data Can Help Realize a More Sustainable World (Panel by UN-SDSN TReNDS)9 Apr 2020 1045 - 1130 hrs
Moderator ModeratorJessica Espey, Senior Advisor, UN-SDSN,

Jessica Espey

UN-SDSN
Jessica

Espey

Senior Advisor
UN-SDSN
Panellist PanellistDr. Robert Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network and Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC),

Dr. Robert Chen

NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Dr.

Robert Chen

Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network and Manager
NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Panellist PanellistJeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles and  Deputy CIO Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles,

Jeanne Holm

City of Los Angeles
Jeanne

Holm

Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles and Deputy CIO Information Technology Agency
City of Los Angeles
Panellist PanellistDr. Argyro Kavvada, Executive Secretary, GEO EO4SDG Initiative, NASA,

Dr. Argyro Kavvada

NASA
Dr.

Argyro Kavvada

Executive Secretary, GEO EO4SDG Initiative
NASA
Panellist PanellistDr. Alessandro Sorichetta, Worldpop GIS Team Lead and  Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Southampton,

Dr. Alessandro Sorichetta

University of Southampton
Dr.

Alessandro Sorichetta

Worldpop GIS Team Lead and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment
University of Southampton
Conserve. Restore. Protect - Building Resilient Ecosystems 9 Apr 2020 1300 - 1415 hrs
Moderator ModeratorHugo DE GROOF, Unit E.4 - Compliance and Better Regulation, European Commission - DG Environment,

Hugo DE GROOF

European Commission - DG Environment
Hugo

DE GROOF

Unit E.4 - Compliance and Better Regulation
European Commission - DG Environment
Speaker SpeakerRolando Ocampo, Director, UN-CEPAL,

Rolando Ocampo

UN-CEPAL
Rolando

Ocampo

Director
UN-CEPAL
Speaker SpeakerChristine Ratcliffe, Senior Associate, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, The Palladium Group,

Christine Ratcliffe

The Palladium Group
Christine

Ratcliffe

Senior Associate, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
The Palladium Group
Speaker SpeakerWillie Shubert, Global Program Director, Mongabay.com,

Willie Shubert

Mongabay.com
Willie

Shubert

Global Program Director
Mongabay.com
Speaker SpeakerJanet Chapman, Founder, Crowd2Map,

Janet Chapman

Crowd2Map
Janet

Chapman

Founder
Crowd2Map
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatJackie Mwaniki, Country Manager, Fraym Kenya,

Jackie Mwaniki

Fraym Kenya
Jackie

Mwaniki

Country Manager
Fraym Kenya
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatKwaku Owusu-Achaw, Business Development Adviser, Shell Foundation,

Kwaku Owusu-Achaw

Shell Foundation
Kwaku

Owusu-Achaw

Business Development Adviser
Shell Foundation
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatEdward Phiri, Director, Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF),

Edward Phiri

Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF)
Edward

Phiri

Director
Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF)
Fireside Chat Fireside ChatKhoi Nguyen, Chief Technical Officer and the System Engineer, Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) Initiative,

Khoi Nguyen

Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) Initiative
Khoi

Nguyen

Chief Technical Officer and the System Engineer
Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) Initiative
Balancing the Act - Ensuring Informed, Inclusive Development9 Apr 2020 1415 - 1545 hrs
Moderator ModeratorSharad Vyas, Deputy Editor, The Hindu,

Sharad Vyas

The Hindu
Sharad

Vyas

Deputy Editor
The Hindu
Speaker SpeakerAndrea Porro, Country Director, iMMAP Afghanistan,

Andrea Porro

iMMAP Afghanistan
Andrea

Porro

Country Director
iMMAP Afghanistan
Speaker SpeakerJavier Carranza, Director, GeoCensos Foundation,

Javier Carranza

GeoCensos Foundation
Javier

Carranza

Director
GeoCensos Foundation
Speaker SpeakerRosemary Orlale, Director - Africa Media Hub, Strathmore University Business School,

Rosemary Orlale

Strathmore University Business School
Rosemary

Orlale

Director - Africa Media Hub
Strathmore University Business School
Speaker SpeakerPeter Rose, Managing Director, Orbica,

Peter Rose

Orbica
Peter

Rose

Managing Director
Orbica
Speaker SpeakerIngo Baumann, Partner, BHO Legal,

Ingo Baumann

BHO Legal
Ingo

Baumann

Partner
BHO Legal
Speaker SpeakerYan Weigang Yan, Senior Data Scientist, Cambridge City Council,

Yan Weigang Yan

Cambridge City Council
Yan

Weigang Yan

Senior Data Scientist
Cambridge City Council

Program Schedule

Day 1
09:00 AM - 18:30 PM Location: Hall 1, Building A 5G+Geospatial for Digital Cities Session 1: Nam at ex quis dui cursus pharetra
Session 2: Quisque ac velit et tellus tincidunt cursus
Session 3: Donec maximus dolor a sagittis convallis
Day 2
09:00 AM - 15:00 PM Location: Hall 1, Building A 5G+Geospatial for Digital Cities Session 4: Nam at ex quis dui cursus pharetra
Session 5: Quisque ac velit et tellus tincidunt cursus

Key Themes

Leveraging 4IR Technologies for Informed Decision Making
Geospatial Information for Addressing the Data Gap Challenge
Climate Action - Sourcing Solutions for Sustainability
Leaving No One Off the Map: How Gridded Population Data Can Help Realize a More Sustainable World (Session by UNSDSN POPGRID Project)
Conserve. Restore. Protect - Building Resilient Ecosystems
Balancing the Act - Ensuring Informed, Inclusive Development
Social Entrepreneurship for Impact
Funding + Technology + Implementation: Building a Collaborative Environment to Address the Development Agenda