As a centre of excellence in Africa that has made significant progress in advancing Geo-Information services in the region, RCMRD promotes sustainable development through generation, application, and dissemination of Geo-Information and ICT products and services among its Member States and beyond. The organisation’s programmes focus on sustainable applications of Earth observation technologies and data-driven solutions, to improve management of natural resources, infrastructure, and the environment.
RCMRD recently won a bid to host the Group on Earth Observations’ regional initiative in Africa; AfriGEO. The Pan-African initiative serves as a framework for coordinating and strengthening partnerships within Africa, and as a gateway to Africa for international partners.
This photo: Andre Laperriere, Executive Director of GODAN and Dr. Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Director General of RCMRD signing the joint MoU.
Andre Laperriere, Executive Director of GODAN was in Nairobi last week signing a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of GODAN, alongside Dr. Emmanual Nkurunziza, Director General of the RCMRD. The organisations have pledged to work together to extend capacity development efforts within countries that have signed, or wish to join, the 2017 Nairobi Declaration.
RCMRD, already a key GODAN partner in the African region, intends to continue to support GODAN’s agenda on Geospatial solutions, in collaboration with both the Secretariat and the Partner Network. The discussed activities include, but are not be limited to, joint open data sourcing, Working Groups and support, and publications and research papers.
Any GODAN Partners seeking to participate in this initiative, join Working Groups, or attend events organised or supported by the parties to this MoU are invited to contact GODAN: firstname.lastname@example.org
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