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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Tuesday, September 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Improving Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Response through Geospatial Services - Session 1

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Improving Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Response through Geospatial Services 
This one-day focused program track, developed in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will explore best practices for utilizing GIS and other tools to prepare, respond, and manage disasters. 

Track Leaders:
Alan Mills, FRGS, MapAction, United Kingdom
Desmond Dougall, MapAction, Trinidad & Tobago

Welcome and Keynote - Needs for IM in Caribbean Disaster Management
Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) 

Risk and Hazard Mapping Exercise
Valrie Grant, GISP, GeoTechVision, Jamaica 


Speakers
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Desmond Dougall

Managing Director, GISCAD Limited
Looking forward to meeting all our friends and clients again at URISA!! | Also join us on Tuesday Sept 6 for the Disaster Track - joining the practical Mapaction disaster response experiences with the CDEMA technical and administrative expertise and reach.
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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified GIS Professional (GISP). | Ms. Grant has over 15 years of experience as a Geospatial Analyst, Spatial Technologies and Policy Consultant with engagements... Read More →
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Alan Mills, FRGS

Volunteer/Director, MapAction and AMCL
Alan has been a volunteer with MapAction for 11 years, as well as a Director of the Charity for 4 years.  He has worked on many deployments after disasters including in Dominican Republic, Serbia, Vanuatu, and during the Libyan and Syrian crises.   He leads MapAction's preparedness coordination and helped to establish its Latin American And Caribbean Section at the URISA conference in Bahamas.  In his spare time he has his own... Read More →


Tuesday September 6, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Needhams Ballroom 1&2

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