SWF Contributes to the Inaugural United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

Monday, November 26, 2018

Director of Space Applications Programs Krystal Wilson participated in the inaugural United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China from November 19-21. The Congress was organized by the United Nations through Statistics Division as the UN-GGIM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Government of China through the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Government of Zhejiang Province of China. It was designed to provide a convening, participatory and inclusive environment to enhance the communication, understanding, knowledge and application of geospatial information management to address local, regional and global challenges, and to enable UN-GGIM to better understand and address the development of geospatial information management of Member States by mobilizing willingness and resources to improve geospatially enabled governance of Member States, enhancing the best and highest application of geospatial information for evidenced based policy making and citizen-centric services in Member States, enhancing the regional and global geospatial information sharing systems, and crucially, supporting geospatially enabled sustainable development that leaves no one behind. To that aim the Congress issued the Moganshan Declaration detailing these efforts.

Ms. Wilson presented on Secure World Foundation and trends in geospatial policy as part of the Young Geospatial Professionals Summit. Her panel focused on innovative ideas, initiatives and activities either at the global, or the regional or the local levels to address some of the challenges including to bridge the geospatial digital divide, and how the younger can proactively be part of the solution.

Last updated on December 5, 2018