UNIGIS was invited to the International Workshop on 'Multinational Geomatics Capacity Building–Achievements and Challenges' jointly organised by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote
Sensing WG VI/4 and Indian Society for Remote Sensing, India. The workshop was organised at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun (India) on 7-8 April, 2011. More than 100 delegates from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Taiwan, Thailand, Netherlands and Austria took part in the 2 day international workshop. The participants came from various government organisations as well as from education and research institutions.
Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) delivered the leading talk in the technical session on ‘Distance and e-Learning Capacity Building Initiatives and Outreach in India and International Level’ and presented the role UNIGIS is playing in the region as well as at the international level. It was observed that UNIGIS is the only network of institutions offering Online Distance Education in GIScience worldwide.