I am reminded of the Kiswahili proverb which states that “Dalili ya mvua ni mawingu” (the sign that it will rain is signified by the presence of clouds) which explains the role that clouds have in the history of our people. Most communities depended on rain for their agricultural activities and its prediction was crucial. The so called “rain makers” studied the movement of animals such as the migrating birds to predict rain occurrence.
Each year World Metrology Day is celebrated at RCMRD. Tomorrow the world will celebrate the World Metrology Day. This year’s theme for World Metrology Day is “Measurements for transport”. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. We not only move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from. Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.
Hon. Dr. Yinager Dessie Belay, Chairperson, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Council of Ministers and National Planning Minister, Federal Republic of Ethiopia made a familiarization visit to RCMRD on 24th March, 2016. The Minister was accompanied by the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya and Eng.
Countries across the continent are marking Africa Day, in honor of the May 25 anniversary of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, the prelude to the African Union. The day focuses on African identity and a vision for the future of African nations and their citizens. The theme for Africa Day 2017 is “demographic dividend”.