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GEO 2016 transitional Work Program

 

Capacity Building coordination

Activity ID: 66

General description

Coordination of the capacity building activities associated with the acquisition, processing and use of EO data and information for policy and decision-making. They include definition and use of clear mechanisms for identification of the “global CB offer”, its gaps in and promotion of coordinated actions to address them.

Implementation approach and responsibilities

This task will be implemented by a Capacity Building Working Group (CB-WG), which will include major contributors. The GEO Secretariat will support the CB-WG and facilitate linkages with other GEO activities.

Working Group composition

Mark Noort

HCP International

m.noort@hcpinternational.com

Gregory Giuliani

UNIGE & UNEPGRID

gregory.giuliani@unepgrid.ch

Nancy Searby

NASA, CEOS WGCapD

nancy.d.searby@nasa.gov

Eric Wood

USGS, CEOS WGCapD

woodec@usgs.gov

Angelica Gutierrez

NOAA

angelica.gutierrez@noaa.gov

Doug Muchoney

USGS

dmuchoney@usgs.gov

Simon Hodson

CODATA

simon@codata.org

Annual meetings will play a key role; in particular three annual events are planned:

  • A CB Symposium, which will assemble all major institutions active in CB programs, providing the opportunity to know their priorities, plans, and how they work; it will also be used to maintain the database on needs and resources;
  • A CB forum, which will assemble all CB component coordinators of the GEO Flagships and Initiatives; the CB-WG will engage with the Forum at least twice a year - prior to Work Program Symposium and prior to Plenary;

Activities and outputs in 2016

a. CB Working Group

  • Periodic review and update of the resource facility (relevance, maintenance and marketing)
  • Periodic review of capacity building needs
  • Develop and maintain a database with resource providers, ongoing programmes and activities
  • Undertake brokering activities - match needs with capabilities
  • Strengthen links with the Permanent Framework Network (PNF) for improved stakeholder interaction

b. GEO Secretariat

  • Overarching coordination
  • Develop and maintain a database with resource providers, ongoing programmes and activities
  • Impact assessment -  M&E – guidelines

Outputs

  • Two meetings of the CB Working Group
  • Holding the GEO Capacity Building Symposium
  • Develop and maintain a database with resource providers, ongoing programmes and activities
  • Undertake brokering activities - match needs with capabilities starting from January 2016
  • Holding a Capacity Building Forum (with participation of GEO Initiatives and Flagships Representatives)
  • Annual report on capacity building needs

Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)

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7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

e-mail: secretariat@geosec.org
phone: +41 22 730 8505
fax: +41 22 730 8520