The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is pleased to announce that the 3rd RCMRD International Conference (#RIC2019) will be held on 14th to 16th August 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
This year’s conference will be one of a kind, in that, it has been combined with the AfriGEOSS Symposium, an initiative of the African community in Group on Earth Observations framework.
The Conference will provide a platform for science policy exchange, innovation hub and user engagement between Earth Observation users. The theme for this year’s conference – “Earth Observation for Evidence-Based Decision Making” aims to inspire presentation of innovative and creative ideas on the use of earth observation information in addressing societal problems.
The objective of the Conference is to facilitate the application of earth observation and geospatial technologies in development decision making.
The conversation began in RIC2017, RIC2018 and continues in RIC2019 bringing on board more industry, government, researchers, academia and community players with the focus of discussing the relevance and use of earth observation in promoting sustainable development as stipulated in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will host a global networking platform and engage experts on industry-driven contents through keynote speeches. There will be an exhibition and the best abstract writers will receive an award.
The following industry stakeholders are invited to register for the conference:
- Policy Makers
- Earth Observation Experts
- Community Leaders
- Government Officers
- Academic Institutions
- Technical GIS Experts
- Students and many more
Call for abstracts opens on March 15, 2019, and ends on May 15, 2019.
Early bird registration started yesterday and will end on May 31, 2019.
Joseph Ibeh is a Mandela Washington Fellow and Senior Analyst at Space in Africa. His experience spans industry research and market analysis with a focus on African-grown NewSpace companies, commercial space industry, national space programmes and real-life application of space science for sustainable development in Africa.