The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) Consortia leaders led by the Programme Coordinator Dr.Tidiane Ouattara, held an Integrated Management meeting at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi from 27th February to 1st March, 2023. The meeting which was organized by the African Union Commission under the direction of Dr Tidiane Ouattara brought together the Heads of the Consortia and Project Coordinators, with the aim of sharing strategic and innovative approaches for the sustainability of project.
GMES and Africa leadership team led by the Programme Coordinator Dr Tidiane Ouattara, Heads of Consortia and Project Coordinators.
The three-day gathering offered a forum for improving consortia-to-consortia synergies and exchanging viewpoints on the development of the GMES & Africa Phase II implementation. Dr Tidiane, the programme coordinator, emphasized the need for consortia to work together to ensure that the activities of the programme are well-coordinated and in line with the goals of the African Union. He also urged leaders to cooperate in order to develop a long-lasting capacity for Earth observation in addressing environmental challenges in Africa. Additionally, Dr Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Director General of RCMRD, emphasized the contribution made by the Center in the region in advancing the use of geo-information for sustainable development and the role played by the AUC in the establishment of RCMRD in 1975.