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Climate change adaptation and mitigation, rapid urbanisation, increasing natural disasters, migration issues, and unresolved humanitarian conflicts... how can digital technologies, data, related policies and legislation help address these complex challenges that today’s world is facing? More than 200 experts from 21 countries and 12 international organisations will meet in Vrdnik, Republic of Serbia, 18 - 20 September 2019, to discuss this question and its particular relevance for the region at a conference on “Digitally enabled development for a sustainable future in Eastern Europe”.
This two-day event will brings together a variety of experts from the public sector, civil society, academia, intergovernmental organisations and the private sector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the implementation of digital technologies, exchange good practices in digital transformation, establish partnerships, and learn from each other.
Particular emphasis will be on technological enablers of digital transformation, digital data, good tenure governance, and innovative services and applications combined with a focus on regional and national spatial planning, next generation farming, smart cities and governance of land tenure.
The conference is jointly organised by the Serbian Republic Geodetic Authority, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC JRC), the World Bank (WB), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in Europe (UNGGIM-Europe), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)