Esri Cooperates With The International Community To Expand The Scale Of Geographic Information System Technology To Achieve Sustainable Development

Esri cooperates with the international community to expand the scale of geographic information system technology to achieve sustainable development

Esri , a global leader in the field of location intelligence, today announced that it will fund an open, community-driven partnership to accelerate the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

Governments, international organizations, foundations, universities, and civil society groups are joining the initiative to provide resources and expertise, including a variety of capacity building work, to enable the Virtual Geospatial Information Center of Excellence (Centers of Excellence for Geospatial Information) Make it easier for countries in need to access SDG data.

Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, chairman of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global sustainable development advocate under the leadership of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the Lancet Magazine Covid-19 Chairman of the committee, he said: “This collaboration will bring innovations in geospatial information science to the wider public. These virtual centers will provide communities around the world with very powerful data-driven solutions to help them meet their needs. Achieve targeted SDG changes.”

The public and private sectors The goal is to expand the Governments of SDG data center uses (SDG Data Hubs) in order to monitor and report progress in official SDG and promote national, provincial and local governments, non-governmental organizations and regional entities, etc.

The development of level data centers. These data centers supported by Esri software enable countries to measure, monitor, and report on the Sustainable Development Goals based on geographic conditions, and make it easier for countries to collect, analyze, and share data needed for progress monitoring.

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Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, said: “Inequality threatens the long-term development of society and the economy and hinders poverty reduction initiatives. The new crown epidemic and climate change will only exacerbate these problems, especially in vulnerable communities around the world. So we The goal of this cooperative initiative is to better understand and solve these challenges through the use of geospatial technology, so that countries around the world can work together to deal with inequality more effectively.”

Esri specifically pledged to provide more than 15 million U.S. dollars in technical funding to 74 developing countries in the world, and to provide support for capacity building, as well as 1 million U.S. dollars in financial resources to closely cooperate with the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) Secretariat Cooperation to promote the implementation of the United Nations Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) and SDG data center.

Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said: “The United Nations IGIF is a multidimensional framework adopted globally to strengthen national geospatial information arrangements in countries to support national development monitoring and reporting.

IGIF creates SDG data for the organization The Center provides the institutional framework and enables it to be further enhanced through the Virtual Geospatial Information Center of Excellence. These much-needed mechanisms can significantly improve the collection, management, and dissemination of policy-relevant SDG data for countries at the global, national and local levels. And information capacity.”

In the past four years, more than 15 countries have successfully implemented SDG data centers and established a consistent and scalable SDG progress report and monitoring model. However, many countries still face obstacles that are not conducive to their capacity development when implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, making it more difficult to support national development or economic prosperity.

Next, the global stakeholder organization group will work to provide about 20 developing countries with the resources needed to further scale up and help these countries achieve sufficient technology, SDG data center implementation plans, and SDG monitoring and reporting capabilities. development of.

Sergio Fernández de Cordova, Executive Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation, said: “Part of our mission includes uniting various partner organizations to promote the development of innovative solutions for global sustainable development.

The SDG data center is a model that demonstrates how to use innovative Cutting-edge technology helps those regions that need it to build local capabilities. The Virtual Geospatial Information Center of Excellence will further expand this work and use our biggest currency-data, to gradually create a better tomorrow for each country.”

The ultimate goal of this international inter-departmental partnership is to establish a sustainable development goal alliance between partners and member states.

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