[OSGeo-Discuss] new UN committee - call for members

Werner Leyh wernerleyh at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 4 07:21:25 PST 2015

Hi Jeff, Hi Jeroen, Hi Venka, Hi all

With regard to the work package “disaster managment”, covered by www.unisdr.org/ , 
the following “UNISDR Science and Technology Conference  on the implementation of the 
Sendai Framework  for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” could be important for us:

The event will take place on 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Of course, there are many other UN activities where FOSS could be very useful.
Nevertheless, disaster management is an important point with links to main other areas.
“Link Open Data” approaches with “crowd sourced data” will surely an important point.

Submission of abstracts is still possible till 30 November 2015. 

On Sat, 10/31/15, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] new UN committee - call for members
 To: "osgeo" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
 Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:18 PM
 Thanks Jeroen, Venka, and everyone
 that already signed up as members 
 (wow, great).  I'm waiting on the new mailing list to
 be created, then 
 we can start planning there.  Venka: I had spoken with
 Kyoung-Soo Eom 
 yesterday and he is very happy to hear of the new committee,
 I will 
 definitely add him to the new mailing list so we can all
 collaborate there.
 On 2015-10-31 7:50 AM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
 > Hi Jeff,
 > Great initiative, I've just signed up to the
 > Cheers,
 > Jeroen
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 >> Op 30 okt. 2015 om 20:58 heeft Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
 het volgende geschreven:
 >> Hi everyone,
 >> At the last OSGeo board meeting we agreed to form a
 new committee, focused on the UN/United Nations.  I
 have drafted an initial wiki page for the committee, that
 gives some background.  Please, if you are interested
 in helping promote Open Source geospatial at the UN with its
 members states, definitely add your name to the wiki
 page.  We will likely organize the first committee
 meeting sometime in November.  Thanks!
 >> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/UnitedNations_Committee
 >> -jeff
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