[OSGeo-Discuss] Sharing open data and capacity development experiences from Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Nairobi
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Nov 26 04:03:09 PST 2017
On behalf of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) , I would like to invite you to next GODAN Action webinar on Sharing open data and capacity development experiences from RCMRD on November 29, 2017 (Wednesday) at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT.
In this webinar, Dr Kenneth Mubea (the Capacity Development Lead) at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Nairobi will share some of the experiences and projects that RCMRD are involved in various open data initiatives in Agriculture.
Register at http://www.godan.info/events/webinar-sharing-open-data-and-capacity-development-experiences-rcmrd
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.
RCMRD hosted the GODAN AgriGIS ThinkTank in 2016 and have been doing lot of excellent capacity development activities across Africa.
RCMRD is serving geospatial data to the Eastern and Southern Africa region. SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa developed a geoportal based on an open source Content Management System for GIS (GeoNode – http://geonode.org ). The geoportal is intended to be used as a regional Spatial Data Infrastructure portal for Eastern and Southern Africa, serving all RCMRD member states. It will be linked to other regional and country GIS data portals to publicize it and enhance its usefulness within the region.
Details at http://www.rcmrd.org/rcmrd-serving-geospatial-data-to-the-eastern-and-southern-africa-region
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