Esri and UNOSAT Host GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

NGOs from around the World Explore Ways The Science of Where Can Help Build a Better Future

May 5, 2017

Redlands, California—Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) will host the GIS for a Sustainable World Conference May 9 through 11 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The conference will showcase the ways international organizations are using location to unlock the full potential of data. Esri staff will be on hand to inform attendees about how these organizations can leverage geographic information systems (GIS) technology to make sustainable development goals a reality by working to fight poverty, inequality, disease, and climate change.


  • Clint Brown, Head of Product Engineering, Esri
  • Jeff Baranyi, Solution Engineer, Disaster Response Program, Esri
  • Einar Bjorgo, Manager, UNOSAT, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • Mohamed Ramadan, Consultant to the Government of Egypt - CAPMAS
  • Ulf Mansson, Senior Project Manager, Sweco
  • Yves Ubelmann, Founder and CEO, Iconem


GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

Key inspirational talks include:

  • Esri—Empowering the international community through ArcGIS
  • Sweco—Innovative community planning and integrating GIS with the popular interactive game Minecraft
  • Iconem—Data collection to preserve threatened cultural sites using drones
  • Egypt—Meeting sustainable development goals with open data


Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines
1202 Geneva, Switzerland

WHEN: Tuesday–Thursday, May 9–11, 2017


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