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Register for the Africa Agriculture GIS Week 2010!

Countdown started for the Africa Agriculture GIS week (AAGW) 2010: entitled ‘Taking a closer look at the role of spatial information and analysis in supporting improved agricultural research and development’, it will take place in Nairobi from 8 to 12 June, 2010, on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with this tentative agenda.

We are pleased to invite you to join us at this  five-day event which provides the ideal platform for AAGW partners to share ideas and knowledge on GIS for agricultural development and welcomes participation from others working in this field. To register send an email to registrations@africaagricultureGISweek.org.

Jointly organized by the Consortium for Spatial Information (CSI) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the HarvestChoice program and the Agricultural Geospatial Commons (AGCommons) program, AAGW 2010 will host a ‘GIS ShareFair’ (a market place with exhibitors) and training sessions offered by ESRI,Google and OpenStreetMap.  In order to register to the training session please fill out the registration form.

The event will also include the CGIAR-CSI annual meeting, giving CSI scientists an opportunity to present the results of their work.   In addition, a full day will be dedicated to researchers, professionals and students to present their innovative ideas in a variety of formats, with a small prize being awarded in the following categories: first time presenters (including students and young professionals); most innovative idea; most innovative medium for presentation delivery; and overall best.

AAGW 2010 will culminate in WhereCampAfrica a free ‘unconference’ for geogeographers, mobile location experts and social cartographers and others interested in place.  WhereCampAfrica will provide an opportunity for participants to present ideas, questions, projects, politics, and technical issues, while enabling them to contribute to and get feedback from others. An unconference is a conference planned by the participants.

For more information please visit http://africaagriculturegisweek.org/