October 13-17 | Casablanca, Morocco



About the GeoSUMR

GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience (GeoSUMR) promotes the use of geospatial tools and information by decision-makers in second-tier cities in the developing world in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructure and service delivery through the use of an integrated approach to planning.

Workshops

GeoSUMR includes workshops for urban professionals and civil society to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience on the use of geospatial tools and information.

Capacity Building

Capacity building through training of urban professionals and civil society in the use of geospatial tools, information collection, and the application of geoinformation to improve urban management.

Pilot Projects

Pilot projects linked to increasing urban sustainability.

Agenda at a Glance



Monday, Oct. 13

Learning Basics

  • 9:00-9:30 Intro
  • Introduction to program, speakers, and guests
  • Speaker : Marsha Goldberg - Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • 9:30-11:00 Session 1
  • Introduction to GPS and mobile GIS (PathFinder Office)
  • Speaker : Moha El Ayachi - Trimble Navigation Ltd
  • 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
  • 11:15-13:00 Session 2
  • Introduction to GIS (ArcGIS Online)
  • Speaker : Carmelle Terborgh - Esri
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Session 3
  • Experiences of crowdsourcing in Morocco
  • Speaker : Tarik Nesh-Nash - Mundiapolis University
  • 15:00-16:00 Session 4
  • Strategies for using Geoinformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Citizen Participation
  • Speaker : Kirstin Miller - Ecocity Builders
    Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders
    Cairo University
  • 16:00-17:00 Session 5
  • Panel discussion: Best practices and applications of geospatial technology and information for Sustainable Urban Management
  • (Moderator: Marsha Goldberg- AAG)
    Tarik Nesh-Nash -- Mundiapolis University
    Moha El Ayachi - Trimble Navigation Ltd
    Carmelle Terborgh - Esri
    Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders
    Sebastian Mofffatt - Consensus Institute
  • 17:30 Transport to the hotel

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Applying New Skills

  • 9:00-10:00 Session 1
  • GIS technology for 3D modeling in urban planning
  • Speaker : Hajji Rafika - School of Geomatics, University of Rabat
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
  • 10:15-12:00 Session 2
  • Understanding Urban Systems Geography, Resource Flows & GeoDesign
  • Speakers : Sebastian Moffatt - Consensus Institute
    Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders
    Carmelle Terborgh - Esri
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:15 -14:15 Session 3
  • Trimble Equipment Setup
  • Speaker : Moha El Ayachi - Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • 14:15-16:15 Session 4
  • Practice of field data collection on campus
  • Led by Mundiapolis University and Cairo University
  • 16:15 -17:15 Session 5
  • Data transfer from GPS to GIS
  • Led by Mundiapolis University and Cairo University
  • 17:15-19:00 Session 6
  • Optional hands-on practice with GIS
  • Led by Esri

Wednesday, Oct. 15

A Deeper Understanding

  • 9:00-10:30 Session 1
  • Presentation of EcoCitizen maps for Cairo and Casablanca
    Interactive discussion of capacity building and use of these maps
  • Speaker : Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders
    Mundiapolis University and Cairo University
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:30 Session 2
  • The value of imagery
  • Speaker : Saleem Zougbi - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-17:00 Session 3
  • Geospatial analysis for urban and territorial management
  • (Moderator: Moha El Ayachi-Trimble)
    Fatima Barkan - Ministry of Urbanism and Territorial Management
    Latifa Nehnahi - Ministry of Urbanism and Territorial Management
    Mohamed Naciri - Société d'Aménagement Zenata
  • 17:30 Transport to the hotel

Thursday, Oct. 16

Best Practices and Current Activities in GeoSUMR

  • 10:00-10:15 Welcome coffee
  • 10:15-10:45 Session 1
  • Keynote presentation
    Partnership signing ceremony
  • Speaker : Amine Bensaid - President of Mundiapolis University
    Ministry of Environment
    Jean Pascal Darriet - LYDEC
    Badr Boubker - Digital Economy Department, Ministry of ICT
  • 10:45-12:30 Session 2
  • Introduction to GeoSUMR Introduction to Open Urban Data through Participatory Action Research (The EcoCitizen Map Project)
  • Speaker : Marsha Goldberg - AAG
    Kirstin Miller - Ecocity Builders
    Mundiapolis University and Cairo University
  • 12:30-13:30 Session 3
  • GIS applications for adressing water issues in the City of Casablanca
  • Speaker : Marouan Hakam - LYDEC
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Session 4
  • Applications of GPS/GIS to urban issues
    GIS applications on Open Data
  • (Moderator: Carmelle Terborgh - Esri)
    Marwa Ahmed - Informal Settlement Development Facility (ISDF)
    Chandan Deuskar - The World Bank
    ANCFCC
    Hicham Ezzine - GIS4DS
    Badr Boubker - Digital Economy Department, Ministry of ICT
  • 16:30-17:20 Session 5
  • From cities to the national level and beyond Focus: SIIEM and FALCON projects of the Eye on Disaster Management Special Initiative
  • Speakers :John Wertman - AAG
    Hicham Ezzine - GIS4DS  
  • 17:30 Transport to the hotel


Friday, Oct. 17

Moving Forward Together: Collaborations and Recommendations

  • 10:00-10:15 >Welcome coffee
  • 10:15-11:00 Session 1
  • Presentation about EoE Summit
  • Speaker : (Moderator: John Wertman - AAG)
    Huda Petra Shamayleh - Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI)
  • 11:00-12:30 Session 2
  • Round Table 1: Environmental Open Data in Morocco
    Introduction to Open Data: cost, access, licensing and policy
  • (Moderator: Tarik Nesh-Nash - Mundiapolis University)
    Hicham Almiraat- Association for Digital Rights
    Saleem Zougbi - IEEE
    Aditya Agarwal - Socrata
    Badr Boubker - Digital Economy Department, Ministry of ICT
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Session 3
  • Round Table 2: Smart Cities
  • (Moderator: Aawatif Hayar - Mundiapolis University)
    Saleem Zougbi - IEEE
    Saad Azzaoui - LYDEC
    Chandan Deuskar - The World Bank
    Sahi Zahra - Regional service of HABITAT of Marrakech
  • 15:00-17:00 Session 4
  • Presentation and Recommendations
    General Discussion
  • Tarik Nesh-Nash - Mundiapolis University
    Aawatif Hayar - Mundiapolis University
  • 17:00 City Tour + Visiting Pollutec exhibition

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