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The Sixth High Level Forum will extend over three days (20-22 April 2020). The third day will be a joint day with the Cambridge Conference, the quadrennial meeting of national mapping, geospatial and cadastral agency leaders that takes place 22-24 April 2020. Provision will be made for global and regional meetings over the weekend 18-19 April.  Organisers will consider diversity in speakers a top priority, while the venue, at one of the United Kingdom’s first women’s higher education establishments, provides further motivation for this priority.

Day 1: 
After an opening session and keynote speaker, the Forum will consider geospatial maturity globally. We will then consider how we coordinate, develop, strengthen and promote the effective sharing of geospatial information for policy formulation, decision-making and innovation, drawing upon the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and revised Future Trends report.

Day 2:   
After a session of parallel sessions helping gain an in-depth understanding of the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Pathways, emerging trends and action plans, the three plenary sessions will examine the role of geospatial information and technologies in enabling each of economic, social and environmental development. Each session will include a cross-cutting panel that examines specific goals and challenges of the pillar, the need for data to achieve progress and the consequent priorities and partnerships for the geospatial community. 

Day 3: 
Day 3, combined with the Cambridge Conference, provides the platform for discussing priority policy and geospatial data issues related to advancing sustainable urbanisation in a national context. The sessions will focus on the three challenges of integrated transport, land and housing, and in ensuring the whole nation benefits from urbanisation – leaving no-one behind.


Royal Holloway, University of London, UK: Monday, 20 April 2020 - Wednesday, 22 April 2020

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