gisAction to attend Esri Sustainability Conference

The most awaited event for the sustainable development players who benefit from GIS tools is back: on May 10th and 11th, 2022, the Esri “GIS for a Sustainable World Conference” will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Geneva. This is a much-needed event, both because in the last two years it has not been possible to attend it, and because the issues of technological innovation and sustainable development are becoming more and more of a priority.

The two-day event in Geneva is organized by Esri and brings together experts in geospatial technologies, cooperation agencies, NGOs, NPOs, and conservation organizations to discuss the challenges that we face and the most innovative tools to address them.

The agenda

Today, more than ever, there is a need to bring together the best efforts to address the issues we are facing: an ongoing war on the European continent, difficulties in the supply of goods, particularly for the most vulnerable populations, an increasingly severe climate crisis, the pandemic still in progress. In this context, the agenda of the conference presents a particular abundance of contributions and that is why it is going to be a very valuable opportunity for sustainable development.

Among others, the interventions of the FAO on the use of data in emergencies, UNICEF that will talk about the Children’s Climate Risk Index, WHO, UNOSAT, UN-Habitat. Moreover, the use of Esri technologies in the ongoing humanitarian operations in Ukraine, in the management of natural disasters and in the conservation of natural resources.

gisAction for Sustainable Development

The theme of conservation will be the focus of GisAction partecipation, which will present for the first time the ongoing project for the monitoring and protection of the Comoé National Park, in the Ivory Coast. The park’s administration has chosen gisAction to implement a security system and remote monitoring of the park area with the aim of countering poaching activities and preserving biodiversity. Based on Esri technology, the system represents a breakthrough for Comoé Park, the main protected area in West Africa, which is included in the list of World Heritage Sites in danger due to the activities of poachers, the extension of grazing areas, and the outbreak of local conflicts.

In addition to the appointment for the presentation of the Comoé National Park project, GisAction will be present with a fixed stand for the entire duration of the conference; in the stand it will be possible to meet the team and discuss about opportunities, new solutions developed, ongoing projects and much more. Appointment, then, to 10th and 11th May for an event more important than ever. The entrance, as usual, will be free, after registration.