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Task CB-07-01a: Capacity Building Symposium:. 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 2 Objectives Highlight GEO process in support of sustainable development.

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1 Task CB-07-01a: Capacity Building Symposium:

2 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 2 Objectives Highlight GEO process in support of sustainable development. Present GEOSS objectives and actions Highlight capacity building strategy and priority capacity building activities at all scales (national, regional and global). Highlight successes and gaps Understand Donor priorities Engage Donor community in a sustained partnership in support of EO activities in developing countries

3 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 3 Concept WHO? GEO Members and PO It is worth investing in EO Effective use of EO Data and achieving goals of GEOSS require CB of Define EO achievement

4 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 4 Speakers and Participants Speakers –High level with a compelling message Who should we approach? –Urgent need to identify Participants –High level with an invitation from Minister –International and regional organisations, the international donor community, (International funding agencies, Aid agencies, Foundations, etc), the private sector, Earth observation user organisations, GEO member states and participating organisations. –Who are the contact points? Projects –Which projects do we want to present? Geological community could present SigAfrique and/or other African realisations

5 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 5 A draft checklist for project selection Involving several SBAs Showing both people, infrastructure are data assets considered as ifrastructure? and institutional capacity building With partnership among recipient and one or several donors With a regional or international basis Including both space and in situ observing networks In support of MDG Targeting one of the hot topics for society Making use of new technologies Sustainable

6 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 6 Current situation The dates announced in GEO Plenary (April) have been modified New dates proposed: September Initial proposal for venue: Seville (Spain) Contacts with sponsors that could provide a free of charge venue and support of some social activities, leaving other potential contributions (GEO, hosting country, others) available for travel funding Draft concept and initial invitees list prepared

7 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 7 Expected outcomes Consensus on high priority needs for funding. Better understanding of donor priorities in terms of most effective use of integrated Earth Observations Identifying possible funding vehicles for high priority unmet needs in Earth Observation capacity building that match donor needs. Establishing ongoing dialogue with Donor community to match longer term Capacity building priorities with Donor priorities

8 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 8 What do we need to do Identify approach and invite participants and speakers Establish small organising team of around 8. (volunteers?) –Finalise format, agenda and speakers –Define and prepare documents and promotion activities –Organise the logistics of the meeting

9 12 February 2014© GEO Secretariatslide 9 Agenda 1.What is the value of GEO 2.GEO CB strategy 1.State of play 2.Priorities & actions 3.Success Stories 4.Promising Projects 5.Future Projects 6.Round Table discussion with donors 7.Roadmap for future action

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