Secondary Cities (2C) is a field-based initiative of the Office of the Geographer to map for Resiliency, Human Security, and Emergency Preparedness. Esri South Africa hosted the Secondary Cities Technical Exchange.
The Humanitarian Information Unit of the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues in the U.S. Department of State launched the Mapping 2C initiative in 2015. Nigeria, Ethiopia and Cameroon have been selected for 2017. These three teams, Port Harcourt, Mekelle and Douala, will be trained and informed on capacity building activities that will address urban growth in their respective countries such as :
– using geospatial technologies,
– strengthen international partnerships, and
– create new data for under-mapped urban areas
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EIS-Africa, in partnership with the Association of American Geographers, will support a capacity-building event for secondary school students from South Africa and the United States.
“The program aims to provide opportunities for youth to learn more about online geotechnologies and how to apply them in service of their communities, while gaining a deeper understanding about different places and cultures of the world. It is conducted by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) with funding and support from the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Programs Division.”
For more information, including how to apply to participate, please visit http://www.aag.org/techcamps.