Signing of MOU between ACS and the UWI

The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus (UWI), Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the Embassy of Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago convened to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as they resolve to join efforts towards the achievement of the objectives of the “United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management” initiative (UN-GGIM) and of the “Caribbean Platform of Territorial Information for Disaster Prevention” PITCA project. The PITCA initiative intends to establish a platform which will provide territorial geospatial information, from national as well as regional sources with the aim of reducing vulnerability in the Greater Caribbean region and the UN-GGIM aims to promote the development of Spatial Data Infrastructure in eleven countries in the Caribbean, to strengthen the generation, use and sharing of geospatial information. From Left to right: Professor Clement Sankat, Principal of the UWI St. Augustine campus; Alberto Duran, Director of Trade Development and External Economic Relations; HE Mario Arriola, Embassy of the United Mexican States in Trinidad and Tobago and Rolando Ocampo, President of UN-GGIM: Americas.