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Event ID:  15103
Contact Name:  Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)
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Contact Phone:  08037863662
Organization:  NEWMAP NIGERIA
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Dates:  3rd October 2017 to 9th October 2017
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Nigeria
State/Province:  FCT
City:  Abuja
Location:  Abuja Sheraton Hotel
Event Name:  World Bank / NEWMAP/SSKE GEOSPATIAL Conference & Knowledge Fair
Event Description:  Focus of the Conference The South-South Knowledge Exchange Conference (Knowledge Fair) on Geospatial Technologies is linked to Global Space Week 2017, and will address the overall theme of “Exploring New Worlds in Space: Challenges and Prospects for Nigeria”. The conference will facilitate knowledge sharing and learning across four key areas: (i) Global advances in geospatial technology for integrated watershed and erosion management; (ii) Geo-portal and DSS for project implementation, monitoring & policy making; (iii) The use of geospatial technology for Evapotranspiration (ET) management; and (iv) Comparative assessments of drones, satellites imagery and high resolution ortho-photos for monitoring & evaluation.
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Report on the Results:  Expected Results (i) Improved understanding about the importance of geo-spatial education; (ii) Improved support for Integrated Watershed and Erosion Management as a means of sustainable economic development, based on good geo-survey and satellite images; (iii) Young people in Nigeria excited about applications of science and technology, engineering, and math to real world natural resource management problems; and (iv) Stronger international cooperation in space outreach and education to support: o Gully restoration design, construction, physical works, and vegetative interventions; o Landscape restoration and agricultural and pastoral improvement in arid, rainfed areas; application of remote Sensing, GIS, and Decision Support Systems for more effective project management, and M&E; and o Urban and peri-urban road design and management of surface water runoff (main cause of gullies in southern Nigeria).
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