Plenary 4: Power of Sharing: Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Building Sustainable Economies

With implementation of the sustainable development agenda gaining momentum and becoming more urgent; countries and multi-stakeholders of the development community are beginning to understand the significance of geospatial information and technologies as fundamental inputs in building a sustainable world. A robust geospatial knowledge infrastructure can assist to bridge the geospatial digital divide through regional and global geospatial knowledge network initiatives. Top-level executives from national geospatial agencies and development communities will deliberate the power of data sharing and its impact in building new and sustainable economies, and discuss how to ensure that the geospatial data revolution reaches the grassroots and is actionable at all levels.

Speakers

ModeratorSTEFAN SCHWEINFEST, Director, Statistics Division, United Nations
Moderator
STEFAN SCHWEINFEST
Director
Statistics Division
United Nations
Keynote AddressEde Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, The World Bank, USA
Keynote Address
Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez
Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice
The World Bank
USA
Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist, Climate and Land Use Change, Geological Survey, USA
Dr. Virginia Burkett Chief Scientist, Climate and Land Use Change
Geological Survey
USA
PALOMA MERODIO GOMEZ, Vice President, INEGI, Mexico
PALOMA MERODIO GOMEZ Vice President
INEGI
Mexico
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations
Simonetta Di Pippo Director
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
United Nations
William Priest, Chief Executive, Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom
William Priest Chief Executive, Geospatial Commission
Cabinet Office
United Kingdom
Lt. Gen. Girish Kumar, Surveyor General, Survey of India,
Lt. Gen. Girish Kumar Surveyor General
Survey of India