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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)


The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has the primary mandate to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster interregional integration and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. In carrying out its mandate, ECA focuses on five themes, namely: facilitating economic and social policy analysis; ensuring food security and sustainable development; strengthening development management; harnessing information for development; and promoting regional cooperation and integration.



The Commission's outer space-related activities are in the area of information and communications technologies such as remote sensing and telecommunications. Current activities include technical advisory services to member States and sub-regional organizations in support of spatial information technologies; research and studies for advocacy and policy analysis; organizing seminars, workshops, expert group meetings and conferences; and establishing, maintaining and disseminating regional databases on mapping, spatial baseline information programmes, and training facilities.

ECA also publishes the Cartographic and Remote Sensing Bulletin.


Contact information

Chief, Development Information Services Division
Economic Commission for Africa
P.O. Box 3001
Addis Ababa

Phone: +(251) (1) 51-72-00
Fax:     +(251) (1) 51 44 16

Web:    http://www.uneca.org/
E-mail: ecainfo@uneca.org

Contact information:

Office for Outer Space Affairs
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500, A - 1400 Vienna
Phone: (43-1) 26060-4950
Fax: (43-1) 26060 5830
E-mail: OOSA@unvienna.org

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