Mapping for Sustainable Development
Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 723 786161

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 This training workshop is a result of the wind erosion modelling tool that was developed in 2020 by LocateIT  and later upgraded in 2021 (as part of Phase I of GMES and Africa Program). The project was implemented by LocateIT Limited through a contract with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) under the GMES & Africa Programme, a joint initiative co-financed by the European Commission and the African Union Commission.

This training builds on Phase I of the education and capacity building activities, awareness raising, and communication activities organized previously by the RCMRD, Makerere University and other regional stakeholders in Partner Countries.



This training workshop aims to ;

To empower the participants on the introductory geographical information systems and remote sensing concepts and data usability 

Train and introduce the participants on the wind erosion modelling tools  

To train the staff on how to utilize the wind erosion modelling geoportal and plugin, insert / download data and perform various analysis. 


Date: 21st-23rd February 2023

Time :  2.00 pm to 4.30 pm (EAT)

Facilitator: LocateIT 

Venue: Online

Registration Link:


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development has planned the Second edition of the Data Training Workshop on Protected and Conserved Areas under the Regional Resource Hub from 20th to 24th March 2023. The training workshop will be held physically at RCMRD premises in Nairobi Kenya. Participants will be drawn from the following countries; Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Regional Resource Hub acts as one of the regional observatories implemented by the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme and hosted by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi covering Eastern and Southern Africa. 

BIOPAMA aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, in protected areas and surrounding communities. It is an initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund, jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).

The objectives of the training are as follows:

  • To demonstrate and discuss the importance of data and information in decisions related to effectiveness and governance in protected and conserved areas
  • To engage on how the countries will participate in the preparation of the State of Protected and Conserved Areas Report 2023 (SOPACA) that will be released this year
  • To demonstrate the information management process of the RRH (data collection and process until elaboration of the information and knowledge products) to allow countries to engage actively with the Regional Reference Information System
  • To demonstrate and discuss the role the RRH can play in reporting processes, for e.g., to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
  • To understand what the interest and needs of users and potential users in the countries are to allow the RRH team to improve the services and products available 
  • Launch the RRH community of practice that has evolved from the TEAMs networks
  • To learn about some existing opportunities under Conservation Programs run by various institutions like Esri, OpenStreetMap etc

Training Format: Hands on Demo Show case, Plenary Presentations, Computer Lab Technical Session

Date 20 to 24 March 2023

Facilitators: RCMRD, IUCN, EU-JRC, UNEP-WCMC and Esri.

Venue: RCMRD, Nairobi Kenya.

Sponsorship: Self sponsored

Registration: Click Here 

About BIOPAMA: Video Link


Provision of Satellite Imagery Webinar by RCMRD & MAXAR Technologies
This webinar will highlight how you can access satellite imagery through the partnership that RCMRD & Maxar Technologies have in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region. Below are the topics to be covered:

1. Welcome and Introduction to the panelist
2. Institution Remarks by RCMRD and MAXAR
3. Provision of Supply Imagery Service
4. Requirements for requesting a Satellite Image and Use Case Example
5. Traditional Imagery provision and National Basemaps
6. New cloud based imagery provision (Secure Watch)
7. Satellite constellations and what they mean for mapping agencies

30 March 2023 at 11:00 hrs East Africa Time (+3hrs GMT)


Registration Link



The ISK and RCMRD acknowledge that the world is constantly changing thus the need for Professionals in the Land, Built, and Geo-spatial Sector to keep on updating their skills and keep abreast with world trends in order to remain relevant to provide solutions to the unique problems.

Dates:20th – 21st April 2023 

Venue: RCMRD

Time:8.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.

Theme: “Emerging Trends and Future of Surveying and Mapping” 

Cost: 20,000 Kshs


The theme is geared towards promoting capacity building and achieving sustainable professional development among the participants. The Workshop mainly focuses on new trends and innovations in the field and the integration of surveying with other geospatial technologies. 

Get In Touch For more information, registration or further Questions

Roysambu, Kasarani
Nairobi, Kenya

+254 020 2680748 / 2680722
+254 723 786161 / +254 735 981098


P.O. Box 632-00618 Nairobi, Kenya

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