Uganda Spatial Data Infrastructure
UGSDI is a national initiative that uses technology to provide better access to spatial data for all Ugandans. It aims to ensure that users of spatial data are able to acquire consistent datasets to meet their requirements, even though the data is collected and maintained by different stakeholders.
The implementation of the UGSDI requires a solid infrastructure based on collection of technologies, policies, standards and institutional arrangements that facilitate the availability of and access to spatial data.This infrastructure can be compared to service infrastructures like roads, rails, telecommunications and electricity networks.
UGSDI is coordinated by a team from NPA (National Planning Authority) and serviced by different stakeholders who include Central and Local government MDAs, private sector, humanitarian organizations and donors, academia, working groups and citizens.
The NPA team, reports to the National Inter-Agency Spatial Data Infrastructure Committee (NISDIC). NISDIC is composed of representatives from different stakeholders and are identified and recommended by members already existent. NISDIC reports to the UGSDI council which is the top governing body composed of the chairman of NPA and other appointed members from different MDAs.
UGSDI STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP.
Main Agenda: Discussion of the reports by the World Bank SDI Project consultants (ESRI Canada and GIC)
Physical location: This will be held at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Conference Room. Plot 2 – 12 Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, Treasury Building.