ICT-KM of the CGIAR

Collaborate, Create, Communicate

Calling All Comers: The GIS Event You Don’t Want to Miss – Africa Agriculture GIS Week

If you’re passionate about Geographical Information Services (GIS) and how it can be applied for the benefit of agricultural development, there will be something for you at the upcoming Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a student with a keen interest in the discipline, or anyone else with an enthusiasm for all things GIS and agriculture, this event will provide you with a rare opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s foremost experts; share your experiences, knowledge and ideas; and network with people in the same field.

Jointly organized by the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), HarvestChoice, and the Agricultural Geospatial Commons (AGCommons) Program, the event builds on the success of last year’s meeting.

However, AAGW 2010 has a broader scope and will be presented as a “GIS ShareFair”, complete with a market place that will include exhibitors, training sessions, thematic workshops, presentation sessions, CGIAR Spatial Science Sessions, the third gathering of WhereCampAfrica, and the unveiling of the AGCommons service bureau.

Call for Presentations
AAGW 2010 would like to invite you to participate in this unique gathering by giving you an opportunity to make a presentation using one of several different formats. For example, you can share your GIS experiences during a lively, facilitated session; disseminate your GIS information using posters, brochures, booklets etc. at one of our exhibition stands; make a poster or video presentation or take advantage of the “show me your where” space … Click here for more information on the different formats available and how you can make your submission.

Prizes
A small financial prize will be awarded to the best presentation in the following categories:
1. First time presenters (including students and young professionals)
2. Most innovative idea
3. Most innovative medium for presentation delivery
4. Overall best

Dates
Call for presentations closes on April 12, 2010
AAGW 2010 will take place on June 8-12, 2010 at ILRI Campus in Nairobi, Kenya

For further information and updates, please visit: http://AfricaAgricultureGISWeek.org