Global polio eradication initiative needs GIS assistance - Volunteers Available?

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

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Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management

The LEARN PROJECT: Free Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management will be of interest to our academic and research members.

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GISCorps May 2017 Newlsetter Published

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A Message from the Core Committee

Greetings Volunteers and Friends:

We have had yet another busy quarter. Since February, four projects have been completed, three have been launched and three more are in the recruitment process. That brings the total number of launched projects to 202 with 1,066 volunteers deployed to 66 countries. We are continually amazed at our volunteers' dedication to service!

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GEO Blog Observations postings of interest

Since the launch of the GEO Blog: Observations at the end of 2016, a multitude of postings and comments have appeared covering a range of global issues, programs and initiatives relating to the role of Earth Observation data in numerous sectors of society.

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Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) sign MoU

GeoForAll warmly welcome the MoU between The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) to establish a collaborative relationship between the members of the AGILE and OSGeo communities.

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20th Session of UN Commission on Science and Technology Draft Resolution published

The Twentieth Session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development was held from 08 – 12 May 2017 ,Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. More information is available at .

Open data and open principles in science and education are key for ensuring food security by 2030. Let us work together to eradicate extreme poverty and enable shared prosperity for all. Capacity building is strongly highlighted in the Science, technology and innovation for development draft resolution available at

The European Commission's high-level advisers advocate open research and innovation as essential drivers for growth in Europe. Details at .

Data integration experts lead Europe’s contribution to global Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

UN-GGIM: Europe has announced that its data integration working group will provide the region’s contribution to the global indicator framework for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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