GSDI Small Grants Program winners announced

GSDI Small Grants Program winners announced


Australia: Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association announced the winners of the 2009-10 GSDI Small Grants.  The 2009-10 GSDI Small Grants call for proposals was issued in August of 2009 resulting in 52 proposals — of which, 32 were accepted  and referred to regional review committees for their evaluation and recommendations.  

Winners are as follow:
Africa – Spatial data taxonomy and metadata management for climate change policy development.
Malawi –  Addressing the needs in terms of geographic information and GIS capacities to support HIV/AIDS monitoring, evaluation and response in Malawi.
Rwanda – Development of a Spatial Data Sharing Policy Document.
West Africa – GIS and Spatial Data Infrastructure – Capacity Building for Professionals for Disaster Management in West Africa.
Botswana – Integrating cultural heritage in the National Spatial Data Infrastructure of Botswana.
South Africa – The Cape Urban Observatory Geo-Portal.
Tanzania – Assessment of SDI Readiness Index: A Case Study of Dar Es Salaam City.


– Philippines – Assessing the SDI needs of NGOs in the Philippines: Non-profit groups as stakeholders in spatial data infrastructure.
Timor Leste –  Build the future of Timor-Leste with Maps .


Colombia – Developing and Presenting a Course in Spatial Data Infrastructure.
Ecuador (Amazon GISNET)- SDI First Results Dissemination of the Atlas Project of 10 Indigenous Nationalities of the Amazonian Lowlands of Ecuador (AmazonGISnet).


Serbia – Fostering the Use of Spatial Data among Small and Medium Enterprises.

Additionally the GISCorps of The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), partner of the GSDI, is providing time and services support to Nigeria and is continuing to evaluate others for potential support.  
– Nigeria – Creation of an Online Geo Information Portal and Clearinghouse Node.
Primary Contact: Geographical Resources for Development Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Source: GSDI