United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management: Private Sector Network

At its sixth session, convened in New York in August 2016, the UNGGIM Committee of Experts discussed the proposal to endorse the establishment of the UN-GGIM Academic and Private Sector Networks. In making decision 6/101 the Committee of Experts, noting that the 2030 Agenda calls for stronger public-private partnerships in order for new data sources and technologies to be harnessed, agreed to the establishment of the Academic Network and the Private Sector Network (E/C.20/2016/15).

 Vision

An active Private Sector Network (PSN) of representatives working in a mutually beneficial collaboration with the members of UN-GGIM to play a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges, enable citizen services and support the initiatives of the United Nations, particularly the global development agenda.

Terms of Reference (ToR)

To assist in the development of the ToR Sanjay Kumar of Geospatial Media has been appointed as the interim Chair with support from Denise McKenzie of the OGC.

The presentation from the August meetings can be reviewed here

A draft ToR has now been provisionally approved by the UNGGIM Secretariat and is available for downloaded here

Following the finalising of the ToR a call for submissions of membership and participation will be made. 

Communication

To keep up to date with the development of the network please follow us on twitter @GGIM_PSN

To join the email list please register at https://lists.opengeospatial.org/mailman/listinfo/ggim-psn

Any questions should be forwarded to unggim.psn [at] gmail.com.

Webinar 

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Meeting Schedule

4 August 2016 - 6th Meeting of the Committee of Experts, New York, USA
17 October 2016 - Legal and Policy Meeting of the UNGGIM, Kuala Lumpur (6pm)