2nd Young Surveyors Africa Meeting
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Dear friends and colleagues,

FIG Young Surveyors continue with our history of networking, expanding our horizon, and making the surveying world smaller, this time in Dakar, Senegal.

The FIG Young Surveyors Network are joining hands with the Young Surveyors of the Federation of Francophone Surveyors (FGF) Young Surveyors for a two-day meeting, the 2nd Young Surveyors African Meeting (2YSAM), that will that will bring together anglophone and francophone young surveyors in a bilingual meeting! The two-day event will provide an environment for Young Surveyors indeed from different cultures, countries, and educational backgrounds to discuss the problems facing their region, and to also open up to exciting new trends in our profession. The 2YSAM will be held along with the 2019 FGF Universities Conference/FIG African Regional Meeting.

The theme of the meeting, “Connecting the Generations for our Common Future”, highlights our goal to come together to find ways, as surveyors, to sustain our planet for the future generation. Much as can be seen from the logo for the event, a Baobab tree, a tree so large and resilient to climate change, disease, and deforestation. Its broad branches provide a common place for the current generation to meet, and its long lifespan signifies a connection between generations.

Join us in Dakar to connect and learn from each other.



The 2nd YSAM is a two-days event that provides an environment for Young Surveyors from different cultures, countries, academic qualifications, and professional experience to discuss the issues facing their region, and plan for a resilient future. 2YSAEM is held alongside the FGF University Meeting.

Join us to connect and learn the importance of geospatial information and how it can be used to create harmony among the spatial, social, economical and environmental aspects of a city and inhabitants.


Connecting the Generations Towards our Common Future


Day 1 - 25 November 2019

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Opening Session-Welcome by Representatives

The FIG Young Surveyors African Meeting will be kicked off with welcome remarks by the representatives of each organisation. This is your opportunity to get to know the delegates and representatives!

  • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
  • Federation of Francophone Surveyors’ (FGF)
  • National Order of Surveyors of Senegal (ONGES)
  • FIG Foundation FIG Young Surveyors Network (YSN)
9:30-10:30 Keynote Session – Our Common Future

Our keynote speakers will take us on a journey about the future of our continent. Learn about the challenges that our continent and our generation encounters, as well as how we can face these challenges in our little way.

10:30-11:00 Networking Break - Find your #SurvMate
11:00-12:30 Session # 1: Part 2 Geodecision at £6YSEM

One of the mind-boggling things for young surveyors is the question of how to turn their dreams and ideas into reality – how to clear the several hurdles in the way of starting a business. Let’s hear from 4 young surveying entrepreneurs talk about their life and times in the entrepreneurial world. They will talk about their own experiences, and lessons learned when starting their own businesses.

12:30-13:30 Lunch and group photo
13:30-15:00 Session #2:Mapathon

Mapping Communities

15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-17:00 Session 3: SDGs and Land Indicators
  Every societal problem has a land footprint. In this session, taking a cue from the FIG Special Taskforce on the SDGs and Land Indicators, there will be presentations on the relationship between Africa’s problems and land. The session will end with a group activity for young surveyors to develop land indicators for the SDGs, with a specific focus on Africa.

DAY 2 - 26 November 2019

8:30-10:00 Wisdom Workshop

Young Surveyors are continuing with our Volunteering activities by holding a Wisdom Workshop to share stories from previous volunteers, networking with and understanding the expectations of a Volunteer Community Surveyor (VCS), as well as the importance of working within a community and understanding their culture.

10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Towards our Future

The FIG YSN has gone through a few changes since the last YSAM, globally, and regionally. In this session, we will look at how the FIG YSN is organised, discuss the current workplan, and gather ideas from the meeting’s presentations to brainstorm on how to further build our network, at the global, continental, and national levels.

12:00-12:30 Closing Ceremony
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Field Trip







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King Fahd Palace Hotel
Route des Almadies, Dakar,
Phone: +221 33 869 69 69




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If you have any questions please contact us at fig.youngsurveyors@gmail.com