Geo4SDGs: Addressing Agenda 2030
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 with an aim to reach the 'furthest behind first'. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 associated targets have been decided to strike a balance and integrate the three core dimensions of sustainable development namely, social, economic and environmental.
The United Nations has corroborated the significance of leveraging geospatial data for policy making, programming and project operations to realize the SDGs and its associated targets. Continuous innovations in technologies such as UAVs, sensors, satellites, big data, etc. are further enabling the use of geospatial not only towards achieving the agenda, but more crucially in measuring, monitoring and reporting the progress as well.
Geo4SDGs, first introduced in Geospatial World Forum 2018, is a platform for stakeholders to discuss the integration of geospatial data into the sustainable development agenda in a holistic manner. With the aim to bridge the gap between geospatial community, development community, policy makers, and the implementers of the Sustainable Development Goals, Geo4SDGs 2019 shall discuss pressing sustainable development issues including climate change, food security, and urbanization; and how geospatial community can contribute.
- Agriculture & Food Security Organizations
- City & Urban Planning Authorities
- Climate & Meteorological Organizations
- Developmental Agencies
- Disaster Management Agencies
- Environment & Conservation Organizations
- Funding Agencies
- Geospatial Technology Companies
- Information Technology Companies
- Land & Natural Resources Organizations
- Multilateral Agencies
- National Geospatial Agencies
- National Statistical Agencies
- Non-governmental Organizations
- Oceanography & Coastal Zone Management Agencies
- Policy Makers
- Public & Private Geospatial Data Providers
- Research Institutions
- Water & Energy Organizations