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22-24 October, 2019 Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Shaping Africa's Digital Future

22-24 October, 2019 Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Shaping Africa's Digital Future

BE A PART OF THE REVOLUTION AT THE AFRICA GEOSPATIAL DATA AND INTERNET CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF GEOSPATIAL AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES TO ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
GEOSPATIAL DATA AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES MAKE PLANNING OF CITIES MORE EASIER
JOIN US LETS EXPLORE THE GEO WORLD OF AFRICA
INTERNET AND ENERGY IN AFRICA

4 BILLION WITHOUT INTERNET, 1 BILLION WITHOUT ELECTRICITY...

Africa still has many dark spots.
Join us, lets discuss and find possible solutions at the Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference

1200+ Participants
100+ Countries
1000+ Remote Participation
200+ High Level Leaders
100+ Thematic Sessions/Workshops
10+ High-level Dialogues
20+ Awards
40+ Champions of Good Practice
40+ Exhibitors

Guest of Honour

Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh
Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh

Hon. Minister
Lands & Natural Resources, Government of Ghana

Speakers

Stephanie S. Sullivan

US Ambassador to Ghana

Daniel Moore

Mission Director
West Africa Regional Mission
USAID

Daniel Irwin

Project Manager SERVIR
Head - Global Earth Monitoring Network, NASA

Hon Mohammed Adjei Sowah

Mayor - City of Accra & Chief Executive
Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana

Prof Nii Quaynor

Chairman
Ghana Dot Com
Ghana

Angela Akua Asante

EMCEE

Paul Bartel

Data Scientist / Lead
SERVIR West Africa
Niger

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Regional Representative for Africa
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Ghana

Dr. Grace Bediako

Chairperson
Ghana Statistical Service

Wisdom Donkor

President & CEO
Africa Open Data & Internet Research Foundation, Ghana

Marilyn Cade

CEO
mCADE ICT Strategy
USA

Andre Laperriere

CEO, GODAN (Global Open Data For Agriculture & Nutrition)
United Kingdom

Omar Seidu

SDGs Coordinator - Demographic & Social Statistics
Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana

Kenneth Mubea

GIS Technical Manager
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Kenya

Pierre Dandjinou

ICANN Vice President Africa
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Benin

Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim

Government Statistician
Government of Ghana

Robert Patrick Ankobiah

Chief Director
Ministry of Food & Agriculture Ghana

Dr Adam Lewis

Managing Director - Digital Earth Africa
Geoscience Australia

Qassim A. Abdullah, Ph.D., CP, PLS

Chief Scientist and Senior Associate, Geospatial Services
Woolpert Inc.
USA

Andy Wilson

Region Director- Africa
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom

Dr Samuel von Salakpi

National Coordinator, e-agriculture Programme / ICT Manager
Ministry of Food & Agriculture Ghana

Dr Shawn T. Brown

Associate Director Research Software Development
McGill University (MCIN)
Canada

Dr. Eric Afful-Dadzie

OMIS Dept.
University of Ghana Business School
Ghana

Eric Delabrousse

Country Manager – Ghana
Rocketmine

Dr Jeanne Nel

Project leader: Sustainable Development
Team Earth Informatics |Wageningen Environmental Research, The Netherlands

Rob Lokers

Project Manager
Wageningen Environmental Research
The Netherlands

Walter Volkmann

President
MicroAerialProjects LLC, USA

Program Agenda Click on any date to view agenda

  MAIN HALL COMMITTEE HALL 1 COMMITTEE HALL 2 MEETING ROOM 1 MEETING ROOM 2 MEETING ROOM 3 HACKATHON
08:00AM - 09:00AM Coffee / Networking

HACKATHON

09:00AM - 09:45AM

OPENING PLENARY SESSION – GEOSPATIAL & INTERNET: THE DRIVERS OF AFRICAN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY (Main Hall)

10:00AM - 11:30AM

OPENING CEREMONY: SHAPING AFRICA’S DIGITAL FUTURE (Main Hall)

11:30AM - 12:00PM Exhibition Tour
12:00PM - 01:30PM  

Technology Track -LiDAR

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

Urban Planning

Ministerial Conference

Agriculture: Digital Farming for Food Security

01:30PM - 02:30PM LUNCH
02:30PM - 04:00PM  

Technology Track: Drones, Surveying, mapping

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

Water, Wastewater, Sanitation

 

Agriculture: Creating an enabling environment for the co-development of localized data-driven agriculture services

04:00PM - 04:30PM Tea / Coffee break (Beverages and snacks available for purchase at Bar caterer) / Visit to Exhibition
04:30PM - 05:30PM

PLENARY SESSION - INTERNET GOVERNANCE: BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE (Main Hall)

  MAIN HALL COMMITTEE HALL 1 COMMITTEE HALL 2 MEETING ROOM 1 MEETING ROOM 2 MEETING ROOM 3 HACKATHON
09:30AM - 10:15AM

PLENARY SESSION: THE NEXT FRONTER TECHNOLOGIES: AI, IOT, Big data (Main Hall)

HACKATHON

10:15AM - 10:30AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Daniel Moore, Director, USAID West Africa (Main Hall)

10:30AM - 11:30AM Coffee break & visit to exhibition (Exhibition Area)
11:30 AM - 01:00PM

Women’s Forum

Technology Track – Digital Transformation through Geospatial Technology

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

   

Agriculture: Accelerating Open Data policies in Agriculture in Africa

01:00PM - 02:00PM LUNCH
02:00PM - 03:30PM  

African Regional Data Cube Session

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

Technology Track - Artificial intelligence, Machine learning (By invitation only)*

 

Panel Discussion By McGill University Canada & GODAN: Moving toward FCI-Ghana (Food Convergent Innovation) for Integrated Sustainable Development

04:00PM - 04:30PM Tea / Coffee break (Beverages and snacks available for purchase at Bar caterer) / Visit to Exhibition
04:30PM - 05:30PM

PLENARY SESSION: GEOSPATIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT AGENDAS (Main Hall)

  MAIN HALL COMMITTEE HALL 1 COMMITTEE HALL 2 MEETING ROOM 1 MEETING ROOM 2 MEETING ROOM 3 HACKATHON
09:30AM - 10:15AM

OPEN MIC / PUBLIC FORUM (Main Hall)

HACKATHON

10:15AM - 10:30AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dan Irwin, Head -Global Earth-Monitoring Network, NASA, US (Main Hall)

10:30AM - 11:30AM Coffee break & visit to exhibition (Exhibition Area)
11:30 AM - 01:00PM

Youth Forum

Mining

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

Internet Governance: Community Networks, Spectrum, Electricity and Inclusion

 
01:00PM - 02:00PM LUNCH
02:00PM - 03:30PM

Youth Forum

Natural Resource Management

Forum on Cloud Computing & Big Data (By invitation only)*

Roundtable for Journalists

 
3:30PM - 5:00PM Closing Ceremony (Main Hall)

*In case of interest to attend sessions By-Invitation-Only, please write to info@afrigeocon.org.

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HACKATHON Sponsor
Technology Track Sponsors
STRATEGIC PARTNER
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Organiser

About the Conference

Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial, open data, ICTs and Internet in Africa. AGDIC informs and inspires those with policy-making powers across sectors in Africa to discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other.

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Theme

Shaping Africa's Digital Future

Africa has witnessed a remarkable growth in recent times, emerging as the world's second fastest growing economy and attracting interest of governments and businesses from around the world.

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Ministerial Conference

Conclusions from the conference will be discussed by African Ministers convened for the occasion, who will attempt to capture the best mechanisms, practices, ideas arising from the event, and crystallize them in a formal, joint declaration pledging for a joint action in maximizing the use of these technologies (especially geodata) for the benefit of the region. The implementation pledge will be supported by a number of institutions such as GODAN, SERVIR, FAO, GMC, and others, who have agreed to put their expertise to the service of the nations of West Africa.

Who should Attend

  • Geospatial technology companies
  • ICT Organisations
  • Geospatial data providers
  • National mapping agencies
  • Space agencies & space technology providers
  • Policy makers
  • Government and private user sectors
  • System integrators
  • Consultants
  • Project heads/Mission directors
  • Engineers and planners
  • Surveyors
  • GIS/remote sensing managers
  • Academia
  • Research institutes
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Industry associations
  • Non-government organisations
  • Geologists
  • Development sector