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VizAfrica 2019 Data Visualization Symposium

November 11, 2019 - November 15, 2019


The VizAfrica 2019 Data Visualization Symposium will take place from 18th -19th November 2019 at the University of Botswana Gaborone, Botswana. The symposium also includes a two weeks Summer School training from 11th -15th November 2019 on Data Science/Visualization.

The symposium is part of the University’s mission of improving economic and social conditions for Botswana while advancing itself as a distinctively African University with a regional and international outlook. In fulfilling its mandate in reaching out to and interacting with international community, the general public, entrepreneurs, scientists and policy makers on advances in technological innovations for social economic development and industrialization. 300 participants drawn from government ministries, universities, research organizations, corporate, small and medium scale industries (SMEs), policy makers in key sectors of the economy and from international organizations are expected to attend.

The theme of the symposium is “Application of Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Resource Management and Sustainability.”

Under this theme, the symposium has six strands or sessions:

  1. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  2. Visualization Techniques
  3. Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security
  4. Data Analytics, Visualization and Internet of Things (IoTs)
  5. Policy Design, Analysis and Strategic Management
  6. E-health and Universal Health Coverage

All the six strands/sessions have: Research, industry, keynote speeches and panel discussions tracks.

To contribute to the wider adoption of visualization, the symposium brings together various actors to engage. In addition, the Summer School scheduled for 11th-15th November 2019, offer training in data analytics and visualization towards capacity building.

Proposals for presentations and posters are invited for each of these strands/sessions. The deadline for proposals is Monday 19 August.


November 11, 2019
November 15, 2019
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CoData VizAfrica


University of Botswana
4775 Notwane Rd
Gaborone, Botswana
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