Ralph Elsäßer wins the First Price for Innovation at the AfricaGIS 2007 conference.

At the AfricaGIS 2007 conference, Geo-Solutions wins the first prize for innovation with GIS-based planning and evaluation tools that help optimizing access to safe drinking water in Burkina Faso. The ESRI-based tools enable a standardised and fast calculation and distribution of this value at national, regional and municipal level and enable authorities to meet the requirements of the Paris Declaration. There, a transparent performance evaluation in the use of international aid funds is demanded. The tools allow for the calculation of 73 different indicators and their country-wide distribution.