CHAPTER 1

 
 
 
 
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RESPONDING TO

COVID-19

 
 
 
 
 

CHAPTER 1

 
 
 
 

THE 2020 GEO 

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM 

 
 
 
 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GEO decided that the event be held remotely from 15-19 June 2020. The global GEO community benefited from a series of interactive webinars over the course of one week that provided in-depth discussions from practitioners on a range of issues relevant to the GEO Work Programme.

During this first year of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme, the Symposium focused on strengthening the capability of GEO Work Programme activities to implement their plans effectively. It covered topics, such as: 

  • Leveraging Advanced Technologies

  • Engaging UN Agencies and Intergovernmental Organizations

  • Contributing to Reproducible Knowledge

  • Resource Mobilization and Sustainable Funding 

  • Co-designing Capacity Development 

  • Focusing on Impact: Regional GEOs 

  • Monitoring Essential Variables

  • Water and Coastal Observations