Dr. Hussein Farah, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development’s (RCMRD) Director General met Dr. Elijah Mukhala, World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) representative in his office on 11th February, 2016. The meeting included a discussion on a possible partnership between RCMRD and WMO on common interest issues including climate and climate adaptation, capacity building for sub-Saharan countries, and to sensitize Dr. Mukhala on RCMRD activities. With this inception meeting, it will be possible to forge future agreements beneficial for the entire region.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is holding a one-week training on mapping open water bodies and their color properties from February 15-19, 2016. The training is being conducted by Dr. Erika Podest from the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) adviser, Mr. Makoto ASHINO visited the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) on 18th February, 2016. He came to discuss a proposal for the deployment of GPS receivers in the region. RCMRD is spearheading the Africa Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF)
Since 1997, an innovate process referred to as the Regional Climate Outlook forum (RCOF) has been in existence in different parts of the world. RCOFs are organized within the framework of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in collaboration with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), regional/ international