Today on the ILRI Campus in Nairobi, Kenya- a large group of people have gathered to discuss, learn about and plan around spatial analysis. This is the Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI). This event includes:
- Two days of meetings around the CGIAR CSI
- Two days of a AgCommons workshop
The theme of this meeting is ‘Mapping our Future 2009-2014: Collective Action and Advocacy to Improve Spatial Solutions for Sustainable Development’.
Today-Tuesday 31st March 2009- is the CSI Business Day. In today’s program the group will:
*Be welcomed by John McDermott from ILRI
*Hear an opening address from Bashir Jama, Director of Soil Health, AGRA
*Discuss the objectives of the meeting
*Review some key aspects of CSI Status, Issues and Opportunities
*Using a World Cafe approach–discuss a number of key topics in relation to CSI
*Look at vendor agreements and opportunities
*End the day with a report out, synthesis and next steps
We will be covering this event on this blog, so stay tuned for more information on what is happening in this exciting event.