Keynote and Plenary Sessions

January 14, 2002
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Monday, April 22, 2002
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
Executive Director, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka was appointed as the executive director of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in July 2000. Prior to this she was the special coordinator for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked and Small Island Developing Countries for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In this role, Tibaijuka was responsible for strengthening the capacity of LDCs in trade negotiations with the World Trade Organization.

A Tanzanian national, Tibaijuka holds a Doctorate of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. From 1993 to 1998, when she joined UNCTAD, Tibaijuka was associate professor of Economics at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. She was also a member of the Tanzanian Government delegation to several United Nations Summits including the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Istanbul, 1996); the World Food Summit (Rome 1996); the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995) and the World Summit for Social Development (Copenhagen, 1995). At these summits, Tibaijuka was an active member of the Civil Society and NGO Forums.

Jack Dangermond
President, ESRI
Jack Dangermond is founder and president of Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI), Redlands, Calif. Founded in 1969, ESRI provides software such as ArcInfo, ArcView GIS and ArcExplorer. Dangermond is recognized in academia and industry as a leader of and an authority on the GIS field. Over the last 30 years, Dangermond has delivered keynote addresses at numerous international conferences, published hundreds of papers on GIS and given thousands of presentations on GIS throughout the world. He is the recipient of a number of medals, awards, lectureships, and honorary degrees, including the 2000 LaGasse Medal of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Brock Gold Medal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Cullum Geographical Medal of the American Geographical Society, the EDUCAUSE Medal of EduCause, the Horwood Award of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, the Anderson Medal of the Association of American Geographers, and the John Wesley Powell Award of the U.S. Geological Survey. He is a member of many professional organizations and has served on advisory committees for such United States agencies as NASA, EPA, NIMA, the National Academy of Sciences and NCGIA. Dangermond was educated at California Polytechnic College-Pomona, The University of Minnesota, Harvard University’s Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Design. Dangermond holds two honorary doctorate degrees from Ferris State University and the University of Redlands.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Plenary Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Goal of this session is to promote a better understanding of regional and global issues and their role on the physical, economic and social well being as well as the creation of a more peaceful world. Focus will be on the implementation of local, national and regional compatible spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and its contribution to a Global Spatial Data infrastructure (GSDI). One example of a local to global public/private partnership will be presented.
Moderator: Robert Foster, president, FIG
Speakers: A Concept – (TBD) Microsoft Corporation
Welcome Political/Business Agreement to Underscore the Importance of Global Cooperation – Preetha Pulsani, Intergraph Corporation
Spatial Data Pay-Offs on Political Decisions – (TBD) North – Rhine – Westphalia

Wednesday, April 24, 2002
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
FIG Plenary
Housing Policy in the New Millennium
The development of housing and housing finance in developing countries.
A discussion on the role the United States has played in the exchange of affordable housing information and development of housing programs around the world.
Mel Martinez, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary (Invited)
Brian Glanville, Past-President, Appraisal Institute

Thursday, April 25, 2002
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sustainable Development and Property Management
Moderator and introduction: Prof. Ian Williamson, director of FIG/UN liaison, Australia. Keynote presentation: Vice President Ian Johnson, head of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network, The World Bank Land and Property in Sustainable Development – The World Bank Perspective.
Helge Onsrud, Norway: FIG Agenda 21
Committing surveyors to sustainable development.

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