The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that OGC CEO, Dr. Nadine Alameh, has been appointed to the Board of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Private Sector Network (PSN).
The UN-GGIM PSN was established in 2016 with the intent to help the private sector better work with UN Member States in order to achieve global geospatial initiatives. The PSN facilitates an ongoing dialogue for collaboration between and amongst members of UN-GGIM and participants of the PSN to develop, build, and extend the world's capacity to benefit from geospatial information, by enabling countries to build capacity in geospatial information, technologies, and services. Recognizing the expertise of the private sector, the PSN creates opportunities for this expertise to assist the UN-GGIM in developing policies, processes, practices, capacities, and recommendations for geospatial information infrastructure at national, regional, and global levels.
UN-GGIM PSN Chair, Sanjay Kumar, commented “The UN-GGIM PSN is excited to welcome Nadine Alameh to the Board. Nadine’s vast knowledge, experience, and highly professional commitment towards the geospatial profession and community will be highly useful in serving and shaping PSN and its role in the UN-GGIM Process. Standards are a very important component of global geospatial information management and the private sector plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of standards.”
Participation in the UN-GGIM PSN is free and open globally to all private sector organisations and related associations, enabling such entities to contribute to and expand the global policy capabilities that develop the tools and services to enable geospatial information to be mainstreamed within and across countries.
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