Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohammed Gouse

Anjuman’s  Proud Alumnus Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohammed Gouse will be key speaker at Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress in the Presence of Honarable Prime Minister at Hyderabad.

Recently, it was announced that the second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) will be held in Hyderabad, India, in 2022. The event would show a glimpse of India’s evolving geospatial ecosystem.

Key Points

  • About UNWGIC:
    • Organised By: United Nation Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)
    • Objective: To enhance international collaboration among the Member States and relevant stakeholders in Geospatial information management and capacities.
    • Timeframe: It is conducted every four years. The first UNWGIC was organized by China in October 2018.
    • Theme of Second UNWGIC: Geo-enabling the Global Village

About UN-GGIM:

      • The UN-GGIM aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges.
        • It works towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to keep the promise to leave no one behind.
      • In 2009, the United Nations Statistics Division, convened in New York, an informal consultative meeting with geospatial information experts from different regions of the world.
      • In 2010, the United Nations Secretariat was requested to initiate discussion and prepare a report for the approval of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on global coordination of geospatial information management, including the consideration of the possible creation of a United Nations Forum on GGIM.
      • In 2011, the ECOSOC forum concluded with the acceptance of the Seoul Declaration on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM).