Environment Information Systems Development in the SADC Region

United Nations Environment Programme (1995)

This is a report of a workshop on: Facilitating the Development of Environmental Information Systems (EIS) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region". This workshop, which was the third in a series of regional workshops on Environmental Information Systems (EIS), was held in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th to 23rd June 1995. The Gabarone workshop was a follow up on two previous ones held in 1992 and 1994 in Harare to address strategies for promoting the development of EIS in the SADC region. The report presents a summary of the workshop presentations and highlights the state of E1S development in the various SADC member states and SADC regional programs represented at the workshop with respect to: goal and purpose of EIS programmes; technical set-up of the programs; training, data sources and quality; national awareness; product generation and distribution; current and expected impact of ETS programs; problems encountered and possible solutions.

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