The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) took part in the first AfriGEOSS Symposium in Victoria Fall, Zimbabwe from 27-29th April, 2016. The first symposium of the AfriGEOSS initiative was hosted by the Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) on behalf of the government of Zimbabwe and opened by Hon. Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, Minister for Policy Coordination and Promotion for Socio-economic Ventures in the President’s office. The event was also attended by Ms. Barbara Ryan, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat Director and Dr. Phil Mjwara, GEO Co-Chairperson representing Africa and Director General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa. In his opening remarks, Hon. Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo reiterated the importance of Earth Observation and its role in national development, particularly for Africa.
On 29th April, 2016, the Republic of Rwanda signed an agreement with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) to host the 10th Conference of Ministers meeting in November, 2016 in Kigali. 20 Ministers from RCMRD member States in-charge of Geospatial management and Mapping are expected to
The president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome toured the booth of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) during the 4th High Level United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) meeting held in Addis Ababa on 20th, April 2016.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development’s (RCMRD) SERVIR Eastern & Southern Africa Project has appointed Dr. Kenneth Mubea and Mr. Kenneth Kasera as Capacity Development Lead and Assistant User Engagement Lead respectively. The two staff members were appointed after successful recruitment exercise that took place recently.