Ministerial Conference
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

Welcome Address

"This maiden edition of the conference will bring together various stakeholder groups across Africa and the world to set the agenda on Africa's digital future leveraging geospatial, open data, ICTs and internet technologies in Africa. Together and in a bottom-up process, we can connect Africa to the geospatial and Internet world. Completing the lineup of the conference's programme will be the ever-popular exhibition to showcase state-of-the-art technologies, products and application solutions from leading companies, startups, academic / research institutions, entrepreneurs and other related organizations."

Wisdom Donkor, President & CEO, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, and Convenor for African Geospatial Data and Internet Conference 2019

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

Agenda

High-level
Discussions
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Internet governance
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Geospatial leverage for Africa Union Agenda 2063
  • Economic value of geospatial information
  • Growth and Utilization of Industrial Capacity
  • Advancements in African Space Capabilities
  • Evolving paradigms for national geospatial information agencies
Geospatial
for Development
  • Land Administration
  • Natural resource management
  • Climate Change
  • Agriculture & agro-industries
  • Construction & engineering
  • City Management
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Fisheries
  • Environment
  • Health services
  • Utilities
  • Public safety
Technology
Trends
  • GIS
  • Surveying & mapping
  • GPS/GNSS
  • LiDAR & laser scanning
  • Internet & Community network
  • AI & IOT
  • Broadband
  • Big data
  • Drones (UAV)
  • Open Data and Management
  • Location intelligence
  • Cloud computing
  • Satellite imagery
Fostering
Diversity
  • Women in geospatial
  • Student Forum
  • Accelerating start-ups
  • Young innovators

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

About Ghana

Ranked the fastest growing economy in 2018 by World Bank, Ghana is a splendid melting pot of the traditional and the modern. The wonderful diversity of natural attractions, historical heritage and the vibrant cultural identity offers visitors of Ghana a microcosmic taste of Africa. Known for the hospitality and friendliness of the people, Ghana is an obvious first port of call for especially first time travelers to the African continent and is a pleasant destination for travelers with children. Ghana is one of the few English-speaking countries in the region.

 
 

EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP

The conference will host a high-level exhibition which will showcase the state-of-the-art technologies, products and application solutions in internet and geospatial technology from the leading companies, academic and research institutions, as well as other related organizations from across Africa and the world. It will provide a prime opportunity for professional and industrial exchanges and business cooperation. The conference also provides ample partnership opportunities for enhanced branding and visibility. Check out the our Partnership Prospectus to find out the most suitable partnership opportunity for you.

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