The RCMRD International Conference 2017 kicked off today at RCMRD premises
The RCMRD International Conference 2017 kicked off today at RCMRD premises. The theme of this three day conference is Space Science Touches Lives. Some of the dignitaries who attended the occasion were ESRI East Africa Managing Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA- USA) - Dan Irwin via video link, USAID Kenya - Brad Arsenault, Director General RCMRD - Dr Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Rwanda & Malawi High Commissioners, Government of Kenya - (Chief Guest ) Ambassador Julius Kandie representing CS Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi. Prof. Shuian Lwasa, from Makerere University, delivered the key note address on "Science Policy Exchange"
The new website of RCMRD was officially launched in pomp and colour during this momentous occasion for RCMRD.
Conference Background Information
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is pleased to announce the commencement its first RCMRD International Conference. The conference will be held from 27th to 29th September 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal of the conference is to create a platform for exchanging ideas on the application of earth observation information and geo-spatial technologies for societal benefit.
The three-day conference is open to persons from all over the world, companies, industries, research institutions, individuals, government representatives, students, policy makers, developers, opinion leaders and academicians.
The conference will consist of sessions for plenary talks from distinguished scholars and professionals in applications of earth observation information for societal benefit, oral and poster presentations in a number of thematic areas, and exhibitions, all aimed at sharing information and building networks on the uptake and use of geo-information in development decision making.
More details about the conference can be found at this site http://ric2017.rcmrd.org/