Theme: Together We Can

Geospatial Media through its Global Development Agenda unit, organizes an exclusive program called Geo4SDGs – a seminar for the development, governance and geospatial communities to discuss and share experiences on using geospatial information for achieving SDGs and creating a World We Want.


Keynote Address04 Dec 2019  |  0930 - 1000 hrs
Dr. D Dutta, Head SEED and NRDMS, Department of Science and Technology,
Dr. D Dutta Head SEED and NRDMS
Department of Science and Technology
O P Agarwal, Cheif Executive Officer, World Resources Institute India,
O P Agarwal Cheif Executive Officer
World Resources Institute India
Filling the data gap04 Dec 2019  |  1015 - 1115 hrs
ModeratorDr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FRGS FSSSI, Executive Director - Strategic Consulting & International Relations, Spatial Vision, Australia
Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FRGS FSSSI
Executive Director - Strategic Consulting & International Relations
Spatial Vision
Naveen Francis, Volunteer, Open Street Map,
Naveen Francis Volunteer
Open Street Map
Kshitij Batra, Co-Founder & CEO, Terra Economics and Analytics Lab,
Kshitij Batra Co-Founder & CEO
Terra Economics and Analytics Lab
Dr. T Ravisankar, Group Director - LRUMG        ,  National Remote Sensing Centre,
Dr. T Ravisankar Group Director - LRUMG
National Remote Sensing Centre
Seema Joshi, General Manager - Strategic Presales,  Esri,
Seema Joshi General Manager - Strategic Presales
Charu Chadha, Policy Programs Manager, India and South Asia, Facebook,
Charu Chadha Policy Programs Manager, India and South Asia
Geospatial technologies for nature conservation (Panel organized by FES)04 Dec 2019  |  1120 - 1220 hrs
ModeratorAaron Addison, Founder, Kullu Consulting,
Aaron Addison
Kullu Consulting
Dr Suhel Quader, Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation,
Dr Suhel Quader Scientist
Nature Conservation Foundation
Dr BalaKrishna Pisupati, Conservation and Development Specialist, FLEDGE,
Dr BalaKrishna Pisupati Conservation and Development Specialist
Prof. Robin Vijayan, IISER, Tirupati,,
Prof. Robin Vijayan IISER, Tirupati

Dr. G Chandrashekar Reddy, Chief Conservator of Forests, WLM, Government of Telangana
Dr. G Chandrashekar Reddy Chief Conservator of Forests, WLM
Government of Telangana
Geospatial for Impact: Share your stories04 Dec 2019  |  1400 - 1530 hrs
ModeratorAnju Pandey, Programme Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women, UN Women,
Anju Pandey
Programme Specialist
Ending Violence Against Women
UN Women
Pranab Ranjan Choudhary, Vice President, NRMC,
Pranab Ranjan Choudhary Vice President
Yogesh Karyakarte, Senior Project Officer, BAIF, Pune
Yogesh Karyakarte Senior Project Officer
P. Nagasayee Malathy, Executive Director - Programs, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation,
P. Nagasayee Malathy Executive Director - Programs
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
Ruchika Singh, Director - Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India,
Ruchika Singh Director - Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration
WRI India
Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd), Managing Director, Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL),
Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) Managing Director
Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL)
Collaborations and Partnerships made easy the Geospatial way04 Dec 2019  |  1600 - 1700 hrs
ModeratorShikha Srivastava, Head - Urban Poverty Alleviation, Tata Trusts,
Shikha Srivastava
Head - Urban Poverty Alleviation
Tata Trusts
Walter Volkmann, CEO, Micro Aerial Projects,
Walter Volkmann CEO
Micro Aerial Projects
Shalmoli Haldar, Analyst, Investments, Omidyar Network
Shalmoli Haldar Analyst
Omidyar Network
Ratna Viswanathan, Head Strategic Partnerships, UNDP,
Ratna Viswanathan Head Strategic Partnerships
Santosh Charan, Associate Director, N/CORE,
Santosh Charan Associate Director
Pratima Joshi, Executive Director, Shelter Associates,
Pratima Joshi Executive Director
Shelter Associates

The key objectives of Geo4SDGs program is to:

  • Demonstrate ways in which geospatial information can fill in the data gaps for monitoring, measuring and reporting of SDGs in India
  • Showcase how geospatial information plays an integrative role for other data sources and information technologies for predictive analytics
  • Enable cross-sectoral engagements between central and state government agencies, NGOs/INGOs, researchers and industry for impact
  • Support various initiatives by public and development sector in India for achieving the Global Goals in the given timeframe
  • Demonstrate to professionals from the development sector, the larger ecosystem and value of geospatial industry and technology for social impact


  • Filling in the data gap
  • Geospatial for Impact: Share your stories
  • Collaboration and partnerships made easy the geospatial way

Target Audience

  • NGOs and INGOs
  • Multilateral organizations
  • Donors, funders and aid agencies
  • Central and state government departments
  • Policy makers
  • Academia & research institutions
  • Consultants & project implementers
  • Geospatial technology companies