This section offers an opportunity for innovative activities to spur new development or improve the existing ones so as to fit a wider market spectrum. GeoHUB acts as an incubator for innovative ideas, businesses idea start up, application development, and research.
As a regional institution that deals with provision of geospatial services in Eastern and Southern Africa, what separates and makes us unique is the fact that we are tapping into the vast knowledge in Earth Observation “GEO” activities drawn from our 20 member states, thus a one stop Geo shop. Through the GeoHUB, RCMRD will come up with targeted products for the member states based on “Hot Topics” and develop prototypes to solve the societal problems. In addition, GeoHub offers a platform for mentorship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
The research themes that GeoHUB will seek to address are listed below:
- Biodiversity, Landscapes and Ecosystems
- Disaster Risk, Reduction & Resilience
- Sustainable Energy Development
- Agricultural Sciences
- Land and Urban Development
- Water resources Management
- Social – Economic sciences
- Baseline data development