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NEXT LEVEL: Space to Community

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is set to host its 7th RCMRD International Conference RIC 2023 from August 8 to August 10, 2023.

The conference will revolve around four primary pillars: Land Management; Policy & Development, Agriculture and Food Security, Biodiversity Conservation and Blue Economy, and Innovations & Data. Each pillar will offer dedicated discussions and insights, catering to a wide array of geospatial interests and concerns

Under the theme “NEXT LEVEL: Space to Community,” RIC 2023 aims to emphasize the pivotal role of geoscience in effectively informing policy implementation. With a diverse gathering of over 800 delegates expected, the conference has outlined three main objectives that promise to shape the discussions and outcomes.

Firstly, RIC 2023 seeks to foster productive interactions between the scientific and policy realms, convening stakeholders from various user domains within and beyond Earth Observation. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the science-policy interface and its crucial role in policy formulation.

Secondly, the conference aims to spark ideas and insights on the efficient and effective utilization of the wealth of information already accessible for decision-making at different levels. This knowledge exchange is envisioned to empower decision-makers with the necessary tools for making informed choices.

Thirdly, RIC 2023 strives to strengthen partnerships and collaborations that are essential for maximizing societal benefits derived from geospatial initiatives. This emphasis on partnership, learning, communication, and evaluation approaches will serve as a driving force behind positive change and sustainable development

With a remarkable track record of hosting more than 4,000 delegates over the last six years, including influential figures such as Ministers, Principal Secretaries, Government Officials, Scientists, Development Partners, Researchers, and representatives from the Academic and Media sectors, RIC has firmly established itself as a prominent event on the geospatial calendar.

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