From the GIS in Education blog…
“The first session of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST-I) will take place from 28 April to 1 May 2009 at the United Nations Conference Centre Addis Ababa, (UNCC-AA) Ethiopia.
“CODIST is one of the seven subsidiary bodies of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) composed of senior officials and experts from member States who meet on a biennial basis. The theme for CODIST-I is Scientific Development, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy.
“Sub Committee on Geoinformation – CODIST-Geo
“With CODIST placing emphasis on the information society, CODIST-Geo, treats mapping and related activities as data collection and processing activities in the overall information management continuum.”