GIS week to address agricultural issues in Africa

GIS week to address agricultural issues in Africa

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Kenya: Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010 will be held during June 8-12, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. Call for presentation is closing on April 12, 2010. The event is inviting members of the GIS fraternity including professionals, students with a keen interest in the discipline and all enthusiasts for GIS in agriculture.

AAGW is jointly being organised by the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), HarvestChoice and the Agricultural Geospatial Commons (AGCommons) Programme. This event will provide an opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts. One can share experiences, knowledge and ideas. It could be a platform for networking with the people in geospatial domain.

However, AAGW 2010 has a broader scope and will be presented as a “GIS ShareFair”, complete with a market place that will include exhibitors, training sessions, thematic workshops, presentation sessions, CGIAR Spatial Science Sessions, the third gathering of WhereCampAfrica, and the unveiling of the AGCommons service bureau.

Here, one can get chance to win prizes in following categories:
– First time presenters (including students and young professionals),
– Most innovative idea,
– Most innovative medium for presentation delivery,
– Overall best.

Source: AAGW