UNIGIS Bishkek graduate Jafar Niyazov has been awarded a Geospatial Events Grant within the second Call 2017 towards attending the GISCA. This Conference series and its publications are managed by the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience – ACA*GIScience and supported by the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet and the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Commission for GIScience. The 12th Central Asia GIS Conference – GISCA 2018 «Geoinformatics for Regional Development» took place at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan from June 14-17 .
Jafar Niyazov, researcher at the Institute of Water problems, hydropower and ecology Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, completed his UNIGIS studies in 2017 and presented his work at this Conference. He participated in the Plenary Session on June 15, 2018, and acted as a Chair of the Session 15-2: GIS in Agriculture and Forestry. Within the Session 16-2: GIS in Environmental Management, he was presenting his research and giving a presentation on «State of the use of mobile technologies for disaster preparedness in Tajikistan». He also took the opportunity to participate in a Workshop «New features of ArcGIS Online» by Prof. Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Jafar Niyazov: “So I very much appreciate the support of UNIGIS International Association and the grant awarded for the participation in this important scientific meeting.”