[OSGeo Africa] SDI-Africa - GIS & remote sensing news in Africa - November 2007

Kate Lance klance_remote at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 1 03:07:55 EDT 2007

Spatial Data Infrastructure — Africa (SDI-Africa) is a free, electronic newsletter for people interested in GIS, remote sensing, and data management issues in Africa. 
The November 2007 issue includes (among many other items):
- MOU on Land Administration, Valuation and Management Information System for Mauritius
- Botswana National Geoinformation Conference, 26-30 November 2007, Gaborone, Botswana 
- Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar 
- Angola Agriculture Ministry promotes GIS for the management of the forest resources
- GIS-based mineral title management in Namibia 
- African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF)-Nigeria Stakeholders Forum 
- Uganda National African Water Resources Information Clearing House (AWICH) Training workshop
- SDI-East Africa Consultation “Better Data Sooner”, October 24-25, 2007, Nairobi, Kenya
- USGS supporting survey/study of African remote sensing market (2008-2018) 
- Abstracts and presentations from 2nd African Leadership Conference Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development
- Symposium Internationale - Contribution de la Télédétection et des SIG à la Prévention des Crises Armées en Afrique, 27-29 November 2007, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- International Workshop on Evaluating Climate Change and Development, 10-13 May 2008, Alexandria, Egypt
- GMES-Africa technical workshop on Crisis Response and Monitoring for Security, 6 December 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
- Global Roads Data Workshop hosted by CIEISN at Columbia University
- Information Products for Nile Basin Water Resources Management
- African Marine Information System
- GEOSS Architecture Implmentation Pilot demo videos now online
- Space based technologies for supporting HIV/AIDS treatment in Guinea Bissau
- Implementation of a regional environmental and security portal in Dakar, Senegal
- Famine warning based on model using remote sensing data of crop growth and food prices
- New book: Geoinformation for Development – Bridging the divide through partnerships
- Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) / UCGIS Virtual Seminar in public participation GIS (PPGIS)
- Teach Yourself Spatial Regression Analysis
- Strengthening Management for Impact (SMIP) in eastern & southern Africa
- Mentoring Young Scientists for Innovative Application of Research and Development in Africa 
- Call for Expressions of Interest - Development on the Move: Measuring and Optimizing the Economic and Social Impacts of Migration
- International Community–University Research Alliance (CURA) Program
- Small Research Grants for African Scientists Engaged in Global Environmnetal Research 
- IFS/CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food Grants for young scientists from the Volta Basin
- Online registration now open for 10th Int’l Conference for Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI-10)
SDI-Africa has been published monthly since May 2002 and has wide circulation across Africa. Each issue highlights recent activities, provides details about available data and tools, and includes notices about upcoming training, employment and funding opportunities, and events. The aim is to strengthen national SDI initiatives and support synchronization of regional geospatial activities. Past and current SDI-Africa newsletters are accessible at the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association website at http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters.asp . Regional newsletters for Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific regions also are available. 
Please pass on this information to others who may be interested, and if you would like, sign up for the GSDI Association News List at http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/gsdisubscribe.asp 
There is also an SDI-Africa Email Discussion List, http://lists.gsdi.org/mailman/listinfo/sdi-africa , with intermittent news and announcements of opportunities (this email discussion list is separate from the SDI-Africa Newsletter list). The archives are accessible at: http://lists.gsdi.org/pipermail/sdi-africa/ , and you can sign up to send and receive messages.

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