[OSGeo Africa] [Fwd: [SDI-Africa] Second Call to host AfricaGIS 2013]

Gavin gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 09:52:41 EDT 2012

Second Call to host AfricaGIS 2013 
Here is an exciting opportunity to host AfricaGIS™ 2013.   AfricaGIS™ is
the continent’s premier conference and exhibition focusing on
geoinformation science and technology in Africa.   The principal
objective of AfricaGIS™ is to provide a platform for geo-information
professionals from Africa to learn about geo-information science and
technology and its applications. This unique conference, operated on a
not-for-profit basis, provides a forum for geo-information professionals
to meet, interact, and showcase new developments, products and emerging
trends and technologies. It also provides a unique opportunity for
interaction among practitioners to share information and knowledge to
advance the development and application of geo-information science and
technologies to meet African developmental needs. The event has been
held in Abidjan, Côte  d’Ivoire (1995), Gaborone, Botswana (1997),
Accra, Ghana (1999), Nairobi, Kenya  (2001) ; Dakar, Senegal (2003),
South Africa, Tshwane (2005), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2007) ,
Kampala, Uganda (2009).  
EIS-AFRICA (see: www.eis-africa.org) oversees the management of the
AfricaGIS™ brand and ensures continuity and international support.   The
international organising committee (IOC) of AfricaGIS™ has historically
also included the African Association of Remote Sensing for the
Environment (AARSE).  Countries interested in hosting AfricaGIS™ 2013
are requested to provide a brief statement of their interest (1-2 pages)
in writing, to the EIS-AFRICA secretariat.  This proposal should
identify the lead organisation within the country, which will serve as a
contact point with the IOC, and indicate the way in which relevant
interest groups in the country will be engaged and involved in the
organisation of the conference and exhibition.     Broad ideas on the
conference theme and sub-theme, the conference programme and suitable
facilities for the conference i.e. conference venues, hotels etc. should
be included.    The bidder should provide evidence of the ability to
organise a successful international conference as well as evidence of
local fundraising experience.    Please note that EIS-AFRICA will only
be calling on Southern and Eastern bids to host AfricaGIS™ 2013.
Countries that have hosted AfricaGIS™ in the past may bid again.
Please submit your application to the EIS-AFRICA Secretariat
(secretariat at eisafrica.org) by Friday, 30 March 2012.
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