The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) has filled the positions of Director of Remote Sensing, GIS & Mapping and Land Information Management Officer. The new Director of Remote Sensing, GIS & Mapping is Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Bosco Kyalo Kiema from Kenya and the Land Information Management
Floods are among the most devastating natural disasters in the Eastern Africa region. Having a negative impact on human lives and infrastructure, floods can do away with entire communities as well as a significant amount of the resources required in the process of rebuilding. As a result, RCMRD/ SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA)
Dr. Hussein Farah, the Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) handed over the final report of an ambitious capacity building programme to Ethiopia’s Minister of Urban Development and Housing, H.E. Mekuria Haile on 23rd December, 2015. The programme trained and certified 5,968 staff of the ministry and local governments in cadastral surveys, land registration, urban planning, land and property valuation and land information systems.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) launched its 2016 Work Plan on 21st December, 2015 at its premises in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was attended by the Centre’s management and staff. The 2016 Work Plan is the second annual plan for the implementation of RCMRD’s four year Strategic Plan 2015-2018. The Strategic Plan outline’s the Centre’s Vision, which requires the Centre, its stakeholders and partners to stretch their future expectations, aspirations and performance. The Strategic Plan also outlines RCMRD’s Mission statement that expresses its fundamental purpose and business.