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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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Improving Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Response through Geospatial Services - Session 3

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Improving Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Response through Geospatial Services 
Bringing disaster management specialists and geospatial professionals together under one roof, this is a fantastic opportunity to match mapping and analysis practice against the challenges faced to be more resilient before and after disasters. Through presentations, discussions and hands on experience, this offers practical  IM solutions in a one day focused program track and complements strategic issues discussed at the UNGGIM special meeting, all to help the region to use GIS effectively to be better prepared against natural disasters.

During this wrap-up session of the day's conversations, we will discuss lessons learned and collaborative approaches moving forward. 


Speakers
avatar for Desmond Dougall

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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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Needhams Ballroom 1&2

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