AfricaGIS is the largest Geospatial, Science and Technology conference on the African Continent. The conference is held every two years and is organised by EIS-Africa, a pan African non-profit organisation. The AfricaGIS Conference and Exhibition series have become a flagship Geospatial Information marketplace in Africa. For the past 20 years, the series have contributed immensely to the development of skills and institutional capacity in geoinformation across the continent.
The Conference will explore the role of innovations in geospatial information and its implication in addressing the 17 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals for an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable African continent. AfricaGIS will offer different interactive sessions including plenary sessions featured by valuable keynote presentations, parallel sessions for oral presentations, poster presentations and Exhibitions.
AfricaGIS 2019 will be hosted by the University of Rwanda and supported by UNECA, UNGGIM Africa, GMES in Africa, GEO and Digital Earth Africa.
Minister Paula Musoni
Paula Ingabire Musoni is a Rwandan technology enthusiast and politician, who serves as the Minister of ICT and Innovation, in the Cabinet of Rwanda, since 18 October 2018. Before her current appointment, she was the Head of the Kigali Innovation City initiative. Prior to that, she held the position of Head of ICT at the Rwanda Development Board.
Matthew Pennells is an Information Management professional, specialising in digital transformation and location intelligence, with an extensive international career in public, private and voluntary sectors. Currently Matthew heads up Digital Transformation for Esri’s MEA Region.
Sohail El Abd
Sohail ElAbd is the General Manager of Esri Global for the Middle East & Africa region. As an expert in Geospatial Technology, ElAbd brings 23+ years of experience in driving National Government GIS strategies, Partnerships & Alliance, and Business Development across Emerging Markets in the Middle East & Africa.
Lee Schwartz is the State Department’s 8th Geographer, a position that bears the statutory responsibility for providing guidance to all federal agencies on questions of international boundaries and sovereignty claims. His recent focus has been on projects related to geographic information documentation and coordination related to participatory mapping, complex emergencies, and sustainability.
Dr. Ouattara is currently Space Science Expert and Coordinator for GMES & Africa Support Programme. He has gained tremendous experience in international relations and business development, research and development (R&D), strategic policy development and program management issues related to environment, natural resources, and sciences and technology. Indeed Dr. Ouattara began his career in Canada as lecturer at Sherbrooke University from 1996 to 2001. He taught not only scientific courses, but also African geopolitics and sociocultural issues. After a brief stay with the private sector in Montreal, in 2002 Dr. Ouattara started working with the federal government of Canada.
Prof Kristen S. Kurland
Kristen Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and School of Architecture, President of CMU’s Andrew Carnegie Society, and serves on CMU’s Board of Trustees.
Prof. Alfred Bizoza
Alfred R. BIZOZA is a PhD holder and an Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics from the University of Rwanda (UR) with extensive academic and policy research experience in areas of Agricultural Economics, Institutional Economics of Soil and Water Conservation, Economics of Land, and Economics of Climate Change Adaptation. He has also served as the Director of Research at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research during 2014-2017.
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts is now OPEN.
Submit your abstract to the AfricaGIS 2019 team here.
You will be notified of your successful application by one of the team with a reference number. Please note all speakers will be required to register on the website.
Submit to: email@example.com by 1 September.
Due to growing requests the organizers have extended the submission dates for abstracts to 1 September 2019.
(no more than 1 page, submissions in English, pdf preferable)
A special issue of a refereed journal will include a selection of the best papers.
Talks will be approximately 20 minutes on the following sub-themes:
- Data Cubes and big data analytics
- Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Health Information Systems
- Neuro Networks and Machine Learning Technologies
- Policy Frameworks to Support Technological Innovation in an African Context
- Technological Innovations for Poverty Alleviation, Job Creation and Good Governance
- Crowdsourcing in Agriculture
- Geo ICT Technologies for Climate-Smart Agriculture
- Geospatial Support Systems for Food Security
- Remote Sensing in Agriculture
- Geospatial Technologies for Land management
- Land Registration and Cadastre
- Land Policy and Governance
- Land Information Systems
- Role of Blockchain in Land Management
- Landscape Protection, Management and Restoration
- Climate Change Effects, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
- Biodiversity Modelling and Monitoring
- Sustainable Environmental management
- Integrated Water Resources Management
- Geospatial Technologies for Energy Resources Management
- Sustainable Mining Exploration and Exploitation
- Geospatial Innovations for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management
- Spatial Planning for Human Settlement
- Geospatial Technologies for Smart Cities
- Spatial Planning for Urban and Rural Transport Systems
- Modelling Spatial Development and Environmental Risks
- Integrated Transport Systems
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Spatial Data Infrastructure Technologies
- Applications of VGI systems for Socio-Economic Advancement
- Clouds, grids, and clusters for spatial & spatio-temporal analytics
- UAVs Technology for Socio-economic Transformation and Development
- Innovations in Geo-enabled Location Services
- GI in Banking, Insurance, Logistics, Tourism, Business Intelligence etc.
Sponsorship and Exhibition
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to this year’s AfricaGIS international geospatial conference, from the 18th – 22nd November 2019. AfricaGIS 2019 is a unique opportunity for you to meet with the worldwide geospatial community where you can maximize your visibility and showcase your products. Below the information you need in order to book your participation.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
|Prioritized location selection of exhibition space (i.e. highest sponsors to lowest sponsors)||3 booths||2 booths||2 booths||1 booth|
|Appointment of speaker in a plenary session||2||1|
|Venue for the organisation of workshop||1|
|Number of free registrations||6||5||3||2|
|Logo on conference bag|
|Logo on conference and exhibition related publications|
|Logo on conference banners or backdrop|
|Logo on conference publicity flyer (updates as received)|
|Logo in email confirmation of registration to participants|
|Email blast about company's participation to participants and to media sponsors||1|
|Corporate profile, logo, company web link on conference website||200 words||150 words||100 words||100 words|
|Display of corporate banner at selected plenary sessions and/or break sessions||2||1|
|Corporate item(s) in conference bag||2 items & 1-page flyer||1 item & 1-page flyer||1-page flyer||1-page flyer|
|Acknowledgement during opening and closing sessions|
|Retention of corporate profile, logo and hyperlink in long-term archive of EIS Association|
The registration fee for exhibitors is as follows:
- Category 1: Rwandan organisations – $ 400 per standard booth. This includes 1 complimentary registration
- Category 2: International organisations – $ 1,000 per standard booth. This includes 1 complimentary registration
Contact email@example.com to become an exhibitor