Our Director, Dr Lesley Arnold has been heavily involved in the development of the United Nations IGIF and using the framework to build capacity and capability in several countries including Mongolia and Georgia. This work has extended to:
- Devising and writing a large majority of the United Nations IGIF:
- Part 1, The Overarching Strategic Framework – endorsed by Member States at the Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, New York, August 2018.
- Part 2: The Implementation Guide – Dr. Arnold drafted Strategic Pathways 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 – Governance and Institutions; Data; Innovation; Partnerships; Capacity and Education; and Communication and Engagement, and made significant contributions to Pathways 2, 3 and 6 – Policy and Legal; Financial; and Standards.
- Delivering a capacity building project engaged through the United Nations Statistics Division to implement the United Nations 11th tranche Development Account Project 1819D “Assisting Developing Countries towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This work produced a Capacity Development Plan and training materials, and delivered training to Fiji, Nepal, Tonga, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Mongolia to guide them as they work towards strengthening their Geospatial Information Management. The training is conducted online.
- Developing the World Bank Online Learning Centre (OLC) self-paced training for Strengthening Integrated Geospatial Information Management: Using the IGIF. This training includes four modules (1) The Value of Geospatial Information; (2) Introducing the Framework; (3) Solving the Puzzle: Understanding the Implementation Guide; and (4) Creating a Country-level Action Plan.
- Developing the World Bank Online Learning Centre (OLC) Virtual Knowledge Exchange webinar series on the IGIF, conducted April 2021, which also includes an IGIF certification process.