23rd FIG General Assembly, Prague
APPENDIX TO ITEM 31.1
Report for the 23rd General Assembly
FIG Working Week in Prague, 22-26 May 2000
Task Force on Under-represented Groups in Surveying
The Task Force continued publishing a Newsletter about current activities of the task force, international bodies and organisations, member associations and universities. Since the Working Week in Sun City, South Africa, three more issues have been available on the FIG web site.
Following Biographies were published
Task Force homepage
The Task Force homepage is now established on the FIG web site. There you get access to general information about the Task Force on Under-represented Groups in Surveying, the Report of the results of the questionnaire sent out to FIG member associations and universities, the Interim Reports of the activities during the FIG Congress in Brighton and the Working Week in Sun City, the Papers presented in the Task Force Session in Sun City and all issues of the Newsletter.
General information is distributed through the FIG bulletin or sent out with the FIG Bulletin.
FIG Working Week, Prague
In Session 1 "Co-operation with International Bodies and Organisations" Dr. Sylvie Lacroux and Diana Lee-Smith, UNCHS (Habitat) will give a presentation concerning "Under-represented Groups in Urban Development Issues Including in the Professional Practice".
"Need for Involvement of the new generation of Contributors to FIG"
In Sun City the Task Force discussed the "Draft Discussion Document on the future Governance and Management of FIG" and especially the "Need for Involvement of the new generation of Contributors to FIG". Following activities are the result of this discussion:
Task Force Meeting during the FIG Working Week Prague
The participants of the Task Force Meeting in Sun City proposed among others
For the Task Force Meeting in Prague the following main topics are suggested:
Symposium organised with the Annual Meeting of Commission 7 in Hamburg 18 May 2000
For students and young professionals who are member of the German association DVW the registration fee for this one day Symposium on Land Markets is 50 % of the normal fee.
Congress Registration Washington 2002
The participants of the Task Force Meeting in Sun City proposed among others to encourage the Hosts of Congresses and Working Weeks to evaluate the participants concerning gender, age and Commissions and to mark the name tags of participants attending the first time a Congress or Working Week, to facilitate an integration.
Mary Clawson, Congress Director for the FIG Congress in Washington, agreed to add the suggested information on the registration form. Concerning the age of participants information is required in periods: younger than 40, 41 –50, 51 – 60 and older than 60. More details will be discussed in Prague.