[gvSIG-Educa] contribuciones de GeoForAll a los Objetivos de Desarrollo sostenible de las Naciones Unidas - mini-conferencia/webinar
GeoForAll Iberoamérica estará presente con 2 presentaciones en la World Commons Week como parte de la mini-conferencia en formato webinar el próximo jueves 10 de octubre (ver información abajo -en inglés- con los detalles):
GeoForAll community are pleased to announce webinar mini-conference onGeoForAll contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
during World Commons Week 2019.
An important element of World Commons Week 2019 are establishing coordinated local events all over the world on commons related issues and practice. As part of the
World Commons Week 2019, there are a multitude of local events organized in different parts of the world all dedicated to raising awareness about
the scholarship and practice of the Commons in many thematic areas, including water, forests, fisheries and marine settings; the global atmosphere; infrastructure, urban and rural areas; technology and software; and knowledge sharing and co-production.
Open source software and open educational resources are forms of Internet-based “commons”and that’s what the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) organization is trying to promote. A link between GeoForAlland the IASC community is a natural one. The Second Annual Global World Commons Week
will take place 6-12 October 2019. Details at
Last year’s website is at http://worldcommonsweek.org .
We thank Prof. Charles Schweik (UMass
Amherst) who is lead organiser of the WCW2019 for inviting GeoForAll community to share ideas. Dr. Victoria Rautenbach (GeoForAll chair) will welcome all participants to the mini-conference. The GeoForAll webinar mini-conference details are below. All are
GeoForAll contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
October 10th 2019 (Thursday) at 1:00-3:00 PM GMT
Access to quality education and digital economy opportunities is key for getting rid of extreme poverty and enable broadly shared prosperity for all. “GeoForAll” is the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s Education
initiative and works in close collaboration with ICA, ISPRS, UN-GIS, AGILE, UCGIS , IGU and other partners worldwide in our mission for making geospatial education and digital economy opportunities accessible to all . By combining the potential of free
and open geospatial software, open data, open standards and open access to research publications will enable the creation of a sustainable innovation ecosystem for helping solve global cross disciplinary societal challenges from climate change mitigation to
zero hunger. Service for the benefit and betterment of humanity is a key fundamental principle of GeoForAll and we want to contribute and focus our efforts for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial has
now made it possible for a large number of government organisations, private companies and academics in both developed and developing countries to make use of geospatial software in many application domains. This will ensure that geo education and geo digital
economy opportunities are also available to economically poor countries and economically poor people worldwide. Central to “Geo for All” mission is the belief that knowledge is a public good and Open Principles in Education will enable broadly shared prosperity
We thank Dr. Rafael Moreno and colleagues at the Open Source Geospatial Lab at University of Colorado, USA for hosting the GeoForAll mini-conference in support of World Commons Week 2019. The recordings will be
made available at the GeoForAll webinar channel athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1E2akvCNWP_nC0p5CpB8g/videos
We wish everyone a very productive week of celebrating the commons scholarship and practice.