Africa FIG Capacity Development Network

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2019 Geo-spatial Technology Impacts: Shifting the Paradigm in Africa - Workshop

27-29 November 2019, Dakar, Senegal


FIG, and in my capacity as Chair of the network, I invite you to the FIG Africa Regional Capacity Network collaboration with the FGF Universities Conference in Dakar, Senegal, from 27 – 29 November 2019.

The FIG Capacity Development Network (CDN) aims to support FIG regional member associations and academic members. The network envisages regional approaches to working and emerged in response to consideration by the FIG Council and approved by the General Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria, in May 2015. The ARN aims are in line with the CDN aims in supporting regional association members and academic members using a networking approach based on enhancing communication in the region and promoting the ideals of the FIG.

It is with great pleasure that the FIG ARN along with the FGF (Fédération des Géométres Francophones) and ONGES (Ordre National des Géométres Experts du Sénégal) as the African member association of FIG, welcome you to Dakar.

The aim of the meeting in Dakar is to engage with regional associations in francophone and anglophone Africa together through the highly successful FGF Universities conferences who have so generously invited us to partner with them in their 8th Conference. The conference will accommodate French and English language presentations with the aid of dual language projection displays. The Young Surveyors Africa Network of the FIG will also hold a workshop prior to the conference. A report on the collaborative meeting will be presented at the FIG Congress in Netherlands in May 2020.

This collaborative conference will be of major importance for senior and middle managers in land survey and valuation practices, tertiary educational organisations and land professional institutes. It will bring together decision makers, practitioners and academics from several African nations with expertise in areas across the FIG membership. The design of the conference will promote engagement between participants, for instance through round table, discussions, and will facilitate networking opportunities for participants.
The conference venue will be the King Fahd Palace in the area of les Almadies in Dakar, Senegal. To register, and for more information on the venue and facilities may be found on the conference website:

If you intend registering for the conference and would like more information (apart from what is available on the website, or if you would like information in English), please contact me directly (jennifer.whittal[at] and I will see if I can help or put you in contact with those who can.


Four roundtable discussions will be organised in order to promote engagement between participants.

  • Roundtable 1: Urban planning in Africa: which model for which strategy?
  • Roundtable 2: UN-GGIM Initiative: For an inventory of skills and needs in GNSS, geodetic reference systems, vertical systems, geoid models in African countries
  • Roundtable 3: Towards integrated land and water management to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote sustainable agricultural and urban development
  • Roundtable 4: The modernization of cadastral systems for better governance of territories

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If you have any questions please contact Chair of FIG ARN Jenny Whittal at jennifer.whittal[at]