The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held a three-day National Geoportal technical training workshop from 25th – 27th August, 2015 in Juba, South Sudan. The aim of the workshop was to train participants from the South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on the use and administration of the South
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held its first International Computer Driving License (ICDL) student graduation on 28th August, 2015 at its premises in Nairobi, Kenya. A total of 24 students graduated with the ICDL certificate. The graduates qualified in the seven modules offered this year.
On Monday, August 31, 2015, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the technology for development project SERVIR-Mekong in Thailand. The project aims to promote the use of satellite imagery to assist the Lower Mekong region of Asia better predict and deal with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. The project is funded by USAID and NASA and implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and its partners. SERVIR-Mekong will help governments and other decision-makers in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam make use of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data and maps to make more informed decisions on important issues such as water management, land use planning, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure development and natural resources management. Read more here
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) hosted a one-day SERVIR products and applications workshop on 9th September, 2015. The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Hussein Farah, RCMRD’s Director General. Also present were Vincent Mtaroni, Ag. Director, RS/GIS and Mapping Department, Dr. Robinson Mugo, Earth Observations Lead, and Anastasia Wahome, GIS and Database Applications Lead.