[OSGeo Africa] SDI-Africa - GIS & remote sensing news in Africa - September 2008

Kate Lance klance_remote at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 2 08:29:05 EDT 2008

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Spatial Data Infrastructure — Africa (SDI-Africa), published by the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association, is a free, electronic newsletter for people interested in GIS, remote sensing, and data management issues in Africa.
The September SDI-Africa 2008 issue includes (among many other items):
Latest Kenya National Spatial Data Infrastructure (KNDSI) Newsletter (No.7, August 2008) 
Guidelines for provision of geospatial data of Survey of Kenya (tentative draft)
Risk management center at Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar University to train experts in mitigating disasters
Letsema’s interactive map of Lesotho
History and status of Spatial Data Infrastructure implementation in Zimbabwe (2008)
New X band antenna expands infrastructure at CSIR
ECA organizes Consultative Workshop on Land Policy in Central Africa
GLTN E-discussion on gender and land, 8 September and 15 October 2008
Participatory GIS (PGIS) Curriculum Development Workshop
Call for expressions of interest to host the 7th Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) in 2010
Tech4Africa – web and emerging technology conference for Africa, 3-4 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
1st Uganda Conference for Science Communication 2008, 23-26 November 2008, Kampala, Uganda
Creating and maintaining a GIS portal: management considerations (ESRI White Paper, July 2008)
FAO, IIASA and partners release a new Harmonized World Soil database
Using GIS to model and forecast HIV/AIDS rates in Africa, 1986-2010
Community access to available water supply in Rwanda
NASA data show some African drought linked to warmer Indian Ocean
Accelerated human population growth at protected area edges
Call for papers: Remote Sensing for Africa, Special Issue. Submission deadline: 20 October 2008.
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Workshops, September 29 - October 3, Cape Town, South Africa
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Neogeography Seminars
Community-based Mapping Course, September 12 - October 17, 2008
GEOSS Workshop for Water Security and Governance in Africa, 24-26 October 2008, Accra, Ghana
Application of Earth Observation and GIS in Integrated Water Resource Management, 19 January - 8 May 2009
GSDI Small Grants Program 2008. Deadline: 30 August 2008.  
African Climate Change Fellowships. Deadline: 17 September 2008.
2008 Call for International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project Proposals. Deadline: October 15, 2008.
Nile Basin Research Programme (NBRP) – Call for guest researchers (Spring 2009). Deadline: October 1, 2008.
Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2008
African Information Society Initiative (AISI): A Decade’s Perspective (2008)
Climate change, food security and disaster risk management (February 2008)
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. 
To subscribe for the GDSI news list, go to: http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/gsdisubscribe.asp 
To receive announcements throughout the month of opportunities and other activities, subscribe to SDI-Africa email list at http://lists.gsdi.org/mailman/listinfo/sdi-africa . The email list archives are accessible at: http://lists.gsdi.org/pipermail/sdi-africa/ 

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