GSDI announces Small Grant Program Awards

GSDI announces Small Grant Program Awards

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The GSDI Association’s call for proposals for the Small Grants Program 2017 stimulated 31 proposals from 27 countries.

US: The GSDI Association’s call for proposals for the Small Grants Program 2017 stimulated 31 proposals from 27 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America, covering a wide range of SDI and GI/GIS related project work.

Each award winner will receive a cash support of USD 2,500 for their proposed projects. Some of the proposals, including both award winners and those for whom funding was not available, also requested support from the GISCorps of URISA. These are being notified to GISCorps for any further action that they may be able to take, working within the resources of their excellent volunteer network.

This year’s GSDI Small Grants Award winners are:

  • Chongqing Survey Institute, PR China – “SDI Promotion Actions in Chongqing, PR China”
  • National Environment Management Authority, Kenya – “Unlocking Government Environmental Data in Kenya – the KEIN Project”
  • Agency for Land Administration and Management, Geodesy and Cartography, Mongolia – “Support for Working Group on Formulating the SDI Act in Mongolia”
  • Mongolian Geospatial Association, Mongolia – “Translating the GSDI SDI Cookbook”
  • Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia – “Metadata Management within SDI Integral Design for Namibia”
  • ELSAKA – Lembaga Studi dan Advokasi Kebijakan/Center for Study and Policy Advocacy, Indonesia – “SDI and Spatial Data Training”
  • ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Cabo Verde – “SDI to Support Sustainable Energy Planning in West Africa”

Some of the proposals, including both award winners and those for whom funding was not available, also requested support from the GISCorps of URISA. These are being notified to GISCorps for any further action that they may be able to take, working within the resources of their excellent volunteer network.

This year, the cash awards are made from GSDI’s own reserve funds. The GSDI Association seeks further Small Grants Program supporters so that others of the more deserving proposals can also be funded in 2017.

To extend support for the program, contact [email protected]. Support funding can be applied to specific projects, countries and regions.