New Chair and Vice-Chair of FIG Young Surveyors Network
The FIG Young Surveyors Network (YSN) was first established as the Working Group 1.2: ‘Young Surveyors Working Group’ of FIG Commission 1 at the XXIII FIG Congress (2006) held in Munich, Germany.
The Young Surveyors Working Group was later upgraded to the Young Surveyors Network during the 2009 FIG Working Week in Eilat, Israel. The Network was established with the main aim to create an environment that encourages the active participation of young surveyors in the work of FIG, as well as its 10 commissions.
The Network has created an environment for young surveyors from different cultures, with different academic backgrounds and professional experiences from all over the globe to come together and learn from each other towards the sustenance of the surveying profession. The Network has held many meetings, workshops, and conferences all over the world. These have been done in conjunction and/or with the support of leading bodies such the UN-Habitat, the World Bank, CLGE, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
From the beginning of 2021, Kwabena Obeng Asiama (Ghana/Germany) is now Chair and Ferah Pırlanta Köksal is the Vice Chair of FIG YSN. Ferah is also the FIG YSEN Delegate to the CLGE Executive Board and we send both her and Kwabena our many congratulations and good luck in their new roles. The Young Surveyors are currently organising the 6th FIG Young Surveyors Conference and working on several projects with many volunteer Young Surveyors from all around the world.