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Day 01 – Workshops

24 September 2018

Two one-day workshops are offered in parallel. If you would like to register, please choose one only. You can also extend your attendance by staying on for the following 2-day symposium and obtain a broader perspective of developments in other sectors and parts of the world.

Workshop 01: Smart Land and Urban Data Management

Rapid urbanisation has resulted in an unprecedented pressure on development of land in cities around the world, triggering increased densification and demand for urban infrastructure facilities. Smart urban data management solutions are required to transform the physical and functional complexities of cities into digital data environments (3D cadastre, Building Information Modelling or BIM and city models). The aim of this program is to provide training on development of digital data infrastructures to enable the integration, harmonisation, connectivity and scalability of multi-dimensional urban datasets. This infrastructure is required to underpin the next generation of data-driven modelling and decision-support tools to enable the design of smart, productive and resilient cities. It would then be applied to data relevant to people, land and urban infrastructure to support comparative and multi-dimensional analytics.

Workshop 02: Leadership During Crisis and Developing Next Generation Emergency Management Teams

This program is designed for executives and senior professionals addressing:

  • The key points for leaders handling crisis (before, during and after); what steps to take to be prepared for disaster or crisis; guidelines, reference reading, case studies and examples of strong crisis leadership; the political and media aspects of crisis will be discussed and how to handle them.
  • Current best practices and trends in emergency management worldwide; discussion of notional organisation charts and capabilities.
  • Emerging technologies and how they will impact key processes and internal/external relationships.

Participants will be encouraged to share their own thoughts and perspectives.

Day 02 & 03 – Symposium

25 & 26 September 2018
The Symposium will feature invited keynote presentations, plenary panel forum and parallel technical presentations by industry practitioners, academics and researchers around the themes identified in the Conference Overview page.

The World Bank stream of the symposium will combine the theme of smart sustainable futures with the topic of land resilience and will explore how national land and geospatial systems could improve resilience to disasters and contribute to the goals of achieving a smart sustainable future. The stream will combine presentation sessions on selected case countries with discussion sessions focused on the development of a strategic roadmap and individual country action plans. Panel and round table discussions on the developed items outputs will take place offering a chance for feedback and insight into the final Flagship report on this topic as well as exploration of the role, relevance and contributions of national land and geospatial systems in the areas of resilience, disaster risk management and land management, at local and global scales.