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Overview of Capacity Building Committee Activities GEO Capacity Building Committee Meeting Brussels – 14 September 2006 Errol Levy DG Research – European.

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1 Overview of Capacity Building Committee Activities GEO Capacity Building Committee Meeting Brussels – 14 September 2006 Errol Levy DG Research – European Commission

2 Contents Membership Terms of Reference Activities Issues

3 CBC Members Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, EC, France, India, Iran, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Portugal, Russia, S. Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan AARSE, APN, CEOS, EEA, EUMETSAT, Eurogeosurveys, FDSN, GCOS, IAG, IEEE, IGBP, IOC, ISCGM, ISPRS, POGO, START, UNEP, UNESCO, UNOOSA, WCRP, WMO Observers and task participants (e.g ACP Sec)

4 Terms of Reference 1.To build the capacity of all GEO Members [global capacity] to access, retrieve, analyze, include into appropriate models, and interpret relevant data from global data systems. 2.To build the capacity of all GEO Members [global capacity] to integrate Earth observation data and information with data and information from other sources, improving understanding of problems in order to identify sustainable solutions. 3.Support the GEO in developing [To develop] a coordinated GEOSS capacity building strategy among GEO Members and Participating Organizations based on the principles articulated in the GEOSS 10- Year Implementation Plan Reference Document.

5 CBC Activity Summary CB Committee Meeting March 2006, Paris CB Workshop – May 2006, Sao José –Discussed development of a CB Strategy, based on preliminary survey and analysis –Results at: CB Committee Meeting – Sept, Brussels Implementation of 2006 WP tasks Development of GEO CB Strategy –Review for endorsement at GEO-III Plenary meeting – Nov 2006 –Communication of strategy in early 2007 at CB Symposium (in Spain - tbc) to donors and decision-makers

6 CBC Issues CB Committee participation (increasing membership and engagement, especially developing countries) Liaison and co-ordination with other committees (to develop strategy and fulfil tasks, avoiding overlap, duplication etc) GEO Work Plan tasks –definition of responsibilities and expectations: Co-chairs, lead organisations, contributing organisations, contributing users –CBC guidance for outreach tasks –Liaison / co-ordination between tasks (under and outside CBC committee responsibility)

7 CBC Issues (continued) CBC role in GEONetcast Development of GEO CB Strategy Development of GEO Work Plan Executive Committee guidance –Identification of early success stories –Outreach contributions –No. of workshops, funding priorities

8 Capacity Building Committee Participation GEO Capacity Building Committee Meeting Brussels – 14 September 2006 Errol Levy DG Research – European Commission

9 CBC Members Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, EC, France, India, Iran, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Portugal, Russia, S. Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan AARSE, APN, CEOS, EEA, EUMETSAT, Eurogeosurveys, FDSN, GCOS, IAG, IEEE, IGBP, IOC, ISCGM, ISPRS, POGO, START, UNEP, UNESCO, UNOOSA, WCRP, WMO Observers and task participants (e.g ACP Sec)

10 Issues Lack of developing country perspectives –Especially Africa, Asia and Latin America Additional co-chairs required –Active leadership and participation only –Countries and organisations from developing and developed regions

11 Proposed Solutions Engage in continuous outreach activities –To be done routinely at meetings and conferences etc –Use GEO Secretariat publicity materials –Develop specific CB materials –Address concerns of developing countries Adopt targets and monitor progress –CBC and individual targets (e.g. from your region) –Keep GEO Sec and CBC co-chairs informed –Permanent feature of CBC meeting agendas Support for travel Any other ideas?


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