Webinar on COVID-19

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Strengthening regional cooperation in geospatial data sharing for mitigation of COVID-19 pandemics

15 May 2020
9:30-11:00 am (UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Geospatial information can play an essential role in monitoring and analyzing the impact of COVID-19, as well as supporting the response and recovery of COVID-19. ESCAP, as the UN-GGIM-AP Secretariat, together with the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and the Asia-Oceania Group on Earth Observation (AOGEO) will discuss how geospatial information can be best utilized to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak and potential future pandemics through enhanced regional cooperation. The webinar will aim to highlight good practices and lessons learned from countries in the Asia Pacific region, and consider how countries and regional organizations can strengthen collaboration to develop capacity to map health risk hotspots and mitigate potential risks using geospatial information and big data.

Concept Note

9:30 - 9:40am

Welcome and Introduction

Ms. Alison Rose,
President of UN-GGIM-AP

9:40 - 9:45am

Remarks by UN-GGIM-AP Secretariat

Ms. Tiziana Bonapace,
Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP

9:45 - 10:35am

Presentations by Panelists
(each 8-10 min)

Moderator: Ms. Alison Rose,
President of UN-GGIM-AP

10:35 - 10:55am

Question and Answer Session

Moderator: Ms. Alison Rose,
President of UN-GGIM-AP

10:55 - 11:00am

Wrap up and Closing Remarks

Ms. Alison Rose,
President of UN-GGIM-AP

 

 
Moderation
  • Ms. Alison Rose
    President of UN-GGIM-AP
    Chief of Place, Space and Communities Division
    Geoscience Australia

Opening Remarks
  • Ms. Alison Rose
    President of UN-GGIM-AP
    Chief of Place, Space and Communities Division
    Geoscience Australia
     
  • Ms. Tiziana Bonapace
    Secretariat of UN-GGIM-AP
    Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division,
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacifc (ESCAP)
Panellists
  1. Dr. David Hudson
    Asia Oceania Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) Co-Chair
    Senior Advisor Earth Observation
    Geoscience Australia
     
  2. Mr. Zhang Shibai
    Deputy Division Chief,
    Department of International Cooperation (Department of Maritime Rights and Interests)
    Ministry of Natural Resources of People’s Republic of China

    On behalf of
    Dr. Wang Qian
    Vice-President UN-GGIM-AP
    Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation
    Ministry of Natural Resources of People’s Republic of China
     
  3. Mr. Fujimura Hidenori
    UN-GGIM Working Group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters
    Executive Officer for Geospatial Information Policy
    Geospatial Information Authority of Japan

    On behalf of
    Mr. Oki Shoichi

    Vice-President UN-GGIM-AP
    Director-General of Geodetic Department
    Geospatial Information Authority of Japan

  4. Dr. Antonius B. Wijanarto
    Chair of UN-GGIM-AP Working Group on Integrating Geospatial Information and Statistics
    Deputy Head for Thematic Geospatial Information
    Geospatial Information Agency of Indonesia
     
  5. Mr. Sanjay Kumar
    Secretary General & CEO of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)
    CEO of Geospatial Media and Communications

 

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