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"Integration of statistical and geospatial information in support of evidence-based decision making and sustainable development." - Amor Laaribi

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Please see details below of the upcoming Statistics and Population Studies (SPS) Seminar

Starts: 2020/10/28 15:00
Ends: 2020/10/28 16:00

(Published - 21 October 2020)

Please see details below of the upcoming Statistics and Population Studies (SPS) Seminar:  

Presenter: Amor Laaribi
Topic: Integration of statistical and geospatial information in support of evidence-based decision making and sustainable development

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Time: 15h00 - 16h00

Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/cmq-chzo-nzw

 

 

 

Amor Laaribi, PhD

Dr. Laaribi completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics (1977), a Master’s degree in Hydraulics and Land Management (1979), an Engineer Diploma in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (1981), and a PhD in GIS (1994).

He has over 30 years of experience, including 17 years at the UN, working in the areas of geospatial information for decision-making and sustainable development, integration of geospatial and statistical information, census geography, land administration and management, public-sector information planning and evaluation, teaching, and research & development.

He contributed to the foundation of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), and acted as the Substantive Secretary of the UN Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, the UN Regional Cartographic Conferences and the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names.

Dr. Laaribi authored a scientific book published in French in 2000: “SIG et Analyse Multicritère” (GIS and Multi-criteria Analysis), and co-authored a second book to be published by Esri in 2019: “GIS and the2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics”.


Email: amorlaaribi7@gmail.com


In this era of data revolution, with its emerging manifestations of Big Data and Open Data, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 Round of Censuses have become two major drivers behind increased demand, potential production and use of data, including geospatial information. The use of geospatial information technologies in support of census and statistical activities reflects in fact an increasing recognition of the value of linking socio-economic information to location as it has become a significant way to provide new insights that would otherwise not have been possible by looking at socio-economic or geospatial data in isolation.

There are many national statistics offices which are already transforming, or are planning to transform, their statistical systems, offering an opportunity to build a statistical-geospatial information infrastructure, with the view that these activities can contribute to the modernization of their statistical systems. Moreover, there is increasing understanding from the statistical community that earth observations, geospatial data and geospatial information have a critical role to play in enabling nations to plan for and monitor progress towards the SDGs. The presentation will highlight, with illustrative examples, how the integration of statistical and geospatial information is the way forward to help making informed decisions and implementing better policies for sustainable development.

 

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