Co-Chairs

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Germany
Ms. Kathrin Gebers

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Namibia
Mr. Alex Mudabeti
 

Objectives

  • 1. Provide high-level coordination and a forum for dialogue, among representatives of both the statistical and geospatial communities, on global efforts relating to the integration of statistical and geospatial information;
  • 2. Play a leadership role by raising awareness and highlighting the importance of reliable, timely, fit-for-purpose, and integrated statistical and geospatial information to support social, economic, environmental, and resilience policy decision making, including at the sub-national and regional levels;
  • 3. Prioritise and propose work plans and guidelines that advance national and global efforts relating to the integration of statistical and geospatial information, particularly those associated with the Global Statistical Geospatial Framework (GSGF), so that there is increased information to support social, economic, environmental, and resilience policy decision making, including at the sub-national and regional levels;
  • 4. Promote and support activities that facilitate the implementation of the GSGF, particularly in the International Rounds of Population Censuses and in other censuses, including agriculture censuses, economic censuses, etc, and in global initiatives, such as the 2030 Agenda; and,
  • 5. Support the United Nations Statistical Commission and UN-GGIM in the development of norms, principles, guides and standards to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable integrated statistical and geospatial information, including any regional capacity development initiatives

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