Sharing open data and capacity development experiences from RCMRD


In this Webinar, Dr. Kenneth Mubea, Capacity Development Lead at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) based in Nairobi, shares some of the experiences and projects that RCMRD are involved in various open data initiatives in Agriculture.

RCMRD’s mission is to promote sustainable development using earth observation and thus SDG’s. RCMRD is an inter-governmental organization established in 1975 (Nairobi, Kenya) and currently has 20 Contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions.

Earth observation data plays a critical role in building resilience to climate change as well as reporting on sustainable development goals (SDG’s). There are new opportunities to use open data in earth observation such as Landsat and the Sentinel data.

Modern day farming relies on weather information in order to plan ahead of extreme weather conditions such as drought and floods.

In addition, there is need to invest in hydromet services to build resilience to climate change and help citizens with accurate weather forecasts.