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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’ble Minister
Lands & Natural Resources, Government of Ghana

Speakers

Prof Nii Quaynor

Chairman
Ghana Dot Com
Ghana

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

Director-General
National Development Planning Commission
Ghana

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

Agenda

OPENING SESSION

  • Geospatial + Internet: Shaping Africa’s Digital Future

PLENARIES

  • Geo-ICT For Development Agendas
  • Internet Governance: Bridging The Digital Divide
  • The Next Frontier Technologies: AI, IOT, Big Data Analytics

SESSIONS

  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Water, Wastewater, Sanitation
  • Internet Governance: Community Networks, Spectrum, Electricity And Inclusion

TECHNOLOGY TRACKS

  • Drones
  • LiDAR By Woolpert Inc - VIEW SESSION DETAILS
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning By NASA / SERVIR West Africa
  • Emerging Trends By Sambus Geospatial

CONCURRENT EVENT

  • Forum On Cloud Computing & Big Data For Sustainable Development Hosted By SERVIR West Africa

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Women's Forum
  • Youth Forum

OUR PARTNERS

Supporting Partners
Media Partner
HACKATHON Sponsor
Technology Track Sponsors
Co-organiser
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.

Conference Objectives

Discuss public policy issues related to key elements of geospatial technology & Internet in Ghana & Africa
Convene key geospatial and Internet communities across Africa and the world
Interface with inter-governmental organizations and other institutions
Facilitate the exchange of information and best practices
Develop and grow international collaborations in Geospatial technology for Africa
Build from Geospatial Data Consensus, AU 2063 Planning, National Action Plans
Discover geospatial and internet solutions for SDGs and AU targets
Contribute to capacity building for geospatial, open data and Internet
Foster sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development

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