Addis Ababa, 19 April 2016 (ECA) - Geospatial stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa from April 20-22 at the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management to discuss strengthening the use of geospatial information for good land governance and for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
African Centre for Statistics
Addis Ababa, 20 April 2016 (ECA) – “The 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) cannot be achieved without the introduction of modern land management systems accompanied by good land governance,” said the President of Ethiopia, Mr. Mulato Teshome in his opening remarks at the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management.
Addis Ababa, 22 April 2016 (ECA) – As the curtain falls on the 4th High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management, geo-spatial experts, interested parties and governments declare the necessity of fit-for-purpose geo-spatial information for successful implementation of development programmes.
Addis Ababa, 16 March 2016 (ECA) – Geospatial stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa from April 20-22 at the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management.
The High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management will provide member States and geospatial stakeholders with the unique opportunity to share and learn from each other, new ideas, methods and strategies to support local, regional and global land administration and management initiatives.
The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management at UNECA’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20-22 April 2016.
The call for a data revolution was first made by the Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons in 2013.
The informal sector plays a significant role in Africa as a major source of employment, income, goods and services, and thus is a significant contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Furthermore, informal sector statistics are essential for policy formulation and analysis regarding poverty reduction, labor force and employment, and socioeconomic development.
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Digitization Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Digitizing Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Processes in Low Resource Settings was launched on 24th November 2015 during the 11th Session of Africa Symposium on Statistical Development.