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GBM Participates at the ESRI International User Conference

July 15, 2011 - 07:55AM
Published by Peter Ndunda

July 11 - 15, 2011: This week, the Green Belt Movement has been participating at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference at San Diego, California in USA. It has been a great pleasure and honor to join an amazing group of people and organizations from more than 100 countries to share and exchanged ideas on how we are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better understand our world and solve environmental problems.

This international conference has brought together more than 15,000 participants – a diverse community ranging from government, business, education, conservation, and community organizations. The Green Belt Movement, through the generous support from ESRI, has set up a booth within the Environment Showcase at the conference where GBM representatives are meeting with partners, friends and conference attendees to share the GBM grassroots experiences. This has been a great opportunity to connect, discuss and explore how we could work together with other local and international stakeholders to conserve the environment and improve the livelihoods of the grassroots communities.