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WGIC shifts its headquarters to The Hague Humanity Hub to support and strengthen The Hague ecosystem and connect with diverse actors working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Hague, Netherlands, May 9, 2022 – The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), a global trade association of commercial sector companies working in the geospatial ecosystem, is pleased to announce its membership in The Hague Humanity Hub. As part of this membership, WGIC will be moving its headquarters from Amersfoort to The Hague, Netherlands.
The Hague Humanity Hub is a nonprofit foundation that connects and enables collaboration between diverse actors working to achieve the SDGs. The growing community at The Hub is active in a number of fields, including peacebuilding, justice innovation, education, humanitarian action, climate action, and development aid, and ranges from nonprofit to for-profit, start-ups to scale-ups, small local to large international organizations. By shifting its base to the Humanity Hub, WGIC intends to engage with like-minded organizations within the Hub and leverage the potential of its ecosystem.
John Renard, secretary-general of WGIC, said, “WGIC is very excited that it will be able to contribute its geospatial expertise and focus on the work that the Hub’s existing members are doing around climate change and the SDGs.”
Barbara Ryan, executive director of WGIC, said, “I can think of no better location for us to join forces with like-minded organizations where we can show the power of geospatial technologies, services and data that touch every person every day! We very much want to collaborate with other partners in this vibrant ecosystem.”
Welcoming WGIC, Jill Wilkinson, managing director of The Hague Humanity Hub, said, “We are delighted to have the WGIC as a new member of The Hague Humanity Hub community, and look forward to enabling the sharing of knowledge and geospatial expertise within the broad ecosystem of organizations in The Hague working for a more peaceful and just world.”
To learn more about the WGIC, please click on the link below.
To learn more about The Hague Humanity Hub, please visit: www.humanityhub.net.
17Academy.org, created by AusserGewöhnlich Berlin foundation, is the world’s first platform for teaching organizations, think tanks, and changemakers how to implement tools for collaboration and peacekeeping in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17: Partnership for the Goals.
Through podcasts with thought leaders, peacebuilders, entrepreneurs, and other experts as well as masterclasses with the founder of 17Academy.org the platform offers to inspire and teach these tools, learn how to
+ build professional networks
+ create long-term partnerships
+ use crossfunctional collaboration
+ and more
Among its recent podcasts is a "Journey to Peace," which features interviews with Dan Smith, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Jeremy Shapiro, research director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Richard Gowan, UN director at the International Crisis Group; and others.
Register on 17Academy.org for free by clicking on the link below. To keep the bots away, €1 is required for a 1-year subscription.
The UNDP Africa and Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Development & International Cooperation (OHBCUD) invites Africa-based development practitioners to apply for the 2nd annual International Distance Learning Initiative courses for the summer 2022 session.
The courses are focused on economic transformation in Africa and the African diaspora and aims to promote UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all, and to strengthen academic and socio-cultural goals among universities across the African continent and beyond to advance educational outcomes of all persons of African descent.
A limited number of spaces and full tuition scholarships are available. Upon completing their respective online course of study, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.
The application deadline is May 14, 2022.
For more information, please click on the link below.
You're invited to participate in a brief 10-question global survey about the state of the world’s progress towards a sustainable planet being conducted for the Stockholm+50 international meeting, which will be convened by the UN from June 2 to 3, 2022 in Sweden.
The event, whose theme is "A Healthy Planet for the Prosperity of All - Our Responsibility, Our Opportunity," will act as a springboard to accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and encourage the adoption of green post-COVID-19 recovery plans.
The survey takes only five minutes to complete and is available in Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. To take part in it, please click on the link below.