In July 2019,colleagues at the
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
organised successful training program in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications. Participants from Eswatini Kingdom, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho,Zambia and Zimbabwe were given training in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications.
This is a good example of Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide and providing opportunities for economically poor communities also to be part of the geo digital
economy. I am grateful to all colleagues working on this excellent initiative.
I wish to send my greetings to all colleagues for the
Digital Earth Africa Day on 12th August 2019. Digital Earth Africa  will transform the continent’s capacity to process and analyze satellite data for better decision making across many areas, including water, forest and coastal resource management,
agriculture, and urban development.Digital Earth Africa Day will take place on the sidelines of the RCMRD International Conference & 4th AfriGEOSS Symposiumat the RCMRD Campus,Nairobi, Kenya. Details at
I am grateful to all colleagues working for bridging the geospatial digital divide and providing opportunities for economically poor to also be part of the geo digital
economy.Let us all work together to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.
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