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The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group: Sustainable Development for Human Security

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Monell Building Auditorium

The Earth Institute's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) presents the World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group, "Sustainable Development for Human Security." Panel sessions will focus on political stability, sustainable communities in the developing world, urban growth and other related issues. 

Registration required. 

Conference site fee of $25 includes lunch and coffee service. 

Keynote presentation by  Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

 Speakers include:
Lee Schwartz, Director, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, U.S. Dept. of State
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Ayako Kagawa, Chief Geographic Information Officer, United Nations Disengagement and Observer Force and Geographic Information Officer, United Nations Cartographic Section
Deborah Balk, Associate Director, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research
Marc Levy, Deputy Director, CIESIN, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

THE WWHGD WG was formed in 2011 to focus on the need to improve the quality and access to human geography global foundation data to provide a basis for a deeper understanding of cultures, activities, and attitudes across the globe.  The working group is composed of representatives from government agencies, programs of the United Nations and many other NGOs, private industry, and academia.  The WWHGD WG is designed to build voluntary partnerships around human geography themes, data, and mapping focused on the general principle of making information available at the appropriate scales to promote human security.

Registration required.  Conference site fee of $25 includes lunch and coffee service.  

 For more information about the World Wide Human Geography Data Working Group please go to : https://wwhgd.org/

For additional details please contact CIESIN at WWHGD-register@ciesin.columbia.edu