World GIS Day is an annual event that seeks to celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies and it's advances and benefits to society at large
its overall purpose is to inspire and inform the public on the use of GIS and how its applications are crucial to all aspects of life.
Over the years, the University of Nairobi’s, Department of Geospatial Engineering and Space Technology along with its student’s association (Geospatial Engineering Students Association (GESA)) have successfully organised events to mark GIS day in collaboration with several partners. Key among the partners include other university faculties, Oakar Services Limited, ESRI Eastern Africa, Survey of Kenya (SoK). Orbital Africa,Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and National Land Commission. Themes explored during these celebrations include the role of Geospatial technologies in achieving national and global development goals , that is, Kenya’s Big Four Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) respectively.
The 1st Virtual GIS Day 2020 celebrations will take place from the 16th Nov to 20th Nov 2020 .Under the theme - GIS application for addressing regional imbalances in disaster management. The event will feature interactive training sessions aimed to build the capacity of the participants on various applications of GIS in disaster management, plenary sessions, keynote speeches and informative presentations.
This event will culminate with a conference to be hosted online on 20th November 2020 via zoom platform .participant are invited to join using the following link:Join Zoom Meeting
from 9:00 AM to 12:30 Pm East Africa time.