INSPIRE Knowledge Base

AFRICA GEODEV

Description
Organisation: 
GIS and RS data users in African countries
Acronym: 
AFRICA GEODEV
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
i)Promote the dissemination of the best and cheapest data, tools, and techniques in developing countries, notably in Africa ; ii) foster sound and sustainable methodologies related to geographical data engineering and geospatial metadata management ; iii) organize on-the-job trainings, raising-awareness meetings and any event on geodata and metadata
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
To help organize African geospatial data and metadata users
Activities: 
i) Provide expertise, training and technology transfers to small African RS, GIS and mapping projects ii) Provide African experts and organizations for free or cheap data and RS/GIS software
Membership: 
EIS-Africa GSDI- Spatial data Infrastructure (Africa network)
Comments: 
AGRICA GEODEV is a Non-Profit organization mainly working in West, East and North Africa. More than 200 experts and publics officers, mainly African, are collected to the Association.
Typology: 
Regional
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    AFRICA
    Societal Sector
    all
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Design of the ISO 19115 metadata profile for geosciences in Morocco (2004-2005)
    Environmental application domains
    Desertification, arid lands, tropical forests
    Primary Business
    GIS, RS, Mapping, geodatabase