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International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

Dear Colleague,

"Transparency" is a nice word, but what exactly does it mean? FIG Commission 9 (Valuation the Management of Real Estate) wants to get an idea of the state of transparency in local property markets. Please help them. Transparency will be one of many topics at the FIG Working Week 2024, too, and we hope that you will join us in Accra, Ghana - the registration is now open - and transparent. Tours, workshops, sessions, networking... all this awaits you. Chech the programme at a glance. Pre- and post tours gives you an opportunity to explore Accra and its surroundings, and several pre and post events will give you an upgraded experience of the Working Week.Associations, organisations, corporations - we hope you will attend and that you will bring your young surveyors, too. FIG Foundation is offering a grant to four Young Surveyors - send in your application now.
FIG President Diane Dumashie visited Ghana and met with a variety of people spanning from school-kids to the CEO of the Cocoa Board. You cannot say Ghana without saying Cocoa. Chintergeo took place with the attendance of co-conference Director Stephen Djaba and Vice President Winnie Shiu .
Read about this and much more in this hopefully transparent November newsletter.


Are you considering one of the Vice President positions...

The call for nominations has been published. You can ask the Engagement Committee for advise - they are here to help you.
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FIG WORKING WEEK 2024 - AKWAABA - Registration has opened

Conference: 20-22 May 2024
FIG General Assembly: 19 and 23 May 2024
Pre- and post events: 18-19 and 23 May 2024

La Palm Hotel and Conference Centre

Join us for the FIG Working Week 2024 in Accra Ghana. The FIG Working Week 2024 is organised in cooperation with the two national associations Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG)  and Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS). Discover the beautiful country of Ghana, get a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Accra together with your colleages from all over the world.

FIG Working Week is no ordinary conference; it is a week-long celebration of innovation and collaboration that unites the global community of surveying and spatial professionals. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between science and the policymakers and stakeholders who drive real-world change.

Programme at a glance

Plan Your Trip

The Working Week will take place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and on the premises there are both conference facilities, accommodation, large green areas that will be used by the conference, taking advantage of the good Africa weather. There will be further accommodation options close to the venue.

Registration has opened

   Register - and ensure that you get the early-bird rate

  Book hotel - we recommend that you book accommodation through the conference ensuring you a smooth arrival in Accra.

  Book your flight - check pre- and post events and the social tours to plan your travel dates

  Apply for visa - Check if you will need a visa. Further instruction on how to apply will follow soon

For Sponsors and Exhibitors

FIG Working Week 2024 is your platform for growth and connection. In Ghana, it's not just a conference; it's your strategic leap into a thriving future. Don't miss the opportunity to be a catalyst for change in this exciting market.

  Secure your stand now and get extra visibility with a sponsorship 20% discount for FIG members.

 Stay updated on the conference web site on how to book your accommodation.
Registration will open soon.

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FIG Foundation Grant for Young Surveyors

A total of four grants will be awarded to attend the FIG Working Week 2024 in Accra, Ghana. Application deadline: 12 January
For more information and application, please visit:


Exciting progress of preparations for FIG Working Week 2024

FIG President Diane Dumashie visited Accra Ghana for meetings hereunder engaging with Ghanaian schools, meeting the local organisers, the Cocoa Board CEO and national member meetings
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Promoting FIG Working Week 2024 in China

Co-conference Director Stephen Djaba attended Chintergeo and representatives in Deqing together with FIG Vice President Winnie Shiu
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FIG President attends IHO-Nippon Foundation 3rd Alumni Seminar 2023

FIG and IHO have close bonds operated through a Memorandum of Understanding and especially with FIG Commission 4 on Hydrography
Read more

FIG Young Surveyors 4th Regional Meeting Asia

This momentous event brought together 25 young surveyors and professionals from 8 countries with different cultural backgrounds, diverse surveying traditions and varying professional experiences.
Read more

Real Estate Market Transparency Research  Survey

FIG Commission 9 and its partners encourages you to help them and fill in the survey. If you cannot fill in the survey, maybe you can help us and forward it to others.
Help us and fill in the survey

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The article of the month in November 2023 is written by Umbidzai Chivizhe et al., Zimbabwe. Damage And Loss Assessment Due To Tropical Cyclone Idai’s Flooding Events In Chimanimani District The paper was presented at the FIG Working Week 2023 and is a study about the damage and loss which came as a result of flooding in Chimanimani district due to tropical cyclone Idai in March 2019. Read the paper

NEWS from Commissions

Vacancies and Project Opportunities

The Optron Group is currently seeking a highly motivated Regional Sales Manager to join their team. This position offers extensive travel and will be based in either Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, or Senegal. Read more

The Civil Society Unit, Department of Global Communications,UN, is hiring full-time interns for 4-6 months in three (3) different work areas. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master's or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor's, Master's or PH.D. Programme. More information



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 3rd International Land Management Conference (ILM3) organised by The Land International Network for Knowledge (LINK) in collaboration with the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE)  Specific themes 1: Can we build more inclusive and resilient land tenure systems by understanding social value and climate change? 2: How can land administration systems contribute to efficient and equitable land markets? 3: What approaches can Development Partners use to help achieve more successful Land Administration sector reform? 4: LINK  – Early Career Professionals and Junior Researchers – Innovations in Land Research and Practice 

10-12 April, 2024, Lviv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine
Geoforum-2024 - the XXVII International Scientific and Technical Confernce, dedicated to the anniversay of the professional holiday of geologists, land-surveyors and cartographers of Ukraine, organised by Western Geodetic Society USGC, supported by FIG
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19-24 May 2024

FIG Working Week 2024

Web site:

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Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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FIG Working Week 2024,
19-24 May, Accra, Ghana
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1-5 May, Brisbane, Australia
Web site:
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FIG Working Week 2027, Stavanger, Norway
FIG Working Week 2028, Paris, France - Celebrating FIG 150th Anniversary

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