ELISE Webinar - Location Intelligence and Partnerships to support the Sustainable Development Goals

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Published on: 06/04/2020

High-quality, timely geospatial information is often overlooked in policymaking,  yet is fundamental to achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development,”

Anna Wellenstein, Director, Land and Geospatial, World Bank.

In order to advance the well-being of our societies, efforts to achieve better, integrated and open data are as relevant as ever. With a view to understand geospatial data as a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this webinar will explore the links between location intelligence, ecosystems and SDG number 17 on partnerships, and how these elements brought together can unlock the potential of geospatial data in sustainable development.

17 Sustainable Development goals
Source: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

In this webinar, Glenn Vancauwenberghe from KU Leuven, along with Martina Barbero and Lea Ytrehus from Deloitte Belgium, will present the current state of play on the role of geospatial and location intelligence in achieving the SDGs, and examine how ecosystems and partnerships can fill the data gap.

This webinar will provide you with insights on:

  • The link between geospatial and the SDGs, with special attention to monitoring and reporting;
  • Partnerships and potential ecosystems to unlock the full potential of geospatial data to support sustainable development;
  • How location intelligence can be used in practice to implement innovative development programmes to support the SDGs;
  • The remaining key challenges to making full use of location intelligence in achieving the SDGs.

Should you have any questions or interests concerning this topic, there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


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This is the eighth event of the ELISE webinar series performed by the JRC under the ELISE ISA2 Action.

The aim of these webinars is to quickly engage with new topics of relevance to the Digital transformation of Government by leveraging the use of geospatial data, technology and skills in line with interoperability frameworks and practices.

The webinar will take place on the 30/04/20 from 14:00 to 15h00 CEST (UTC+2).



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