Kenya Space Agency Holds Kenya Africa Regional Data Cube Training Workshop

A group photo of Executive Director Strathmore Business School, Dr George Njenga, A representative from Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Mr Victor Ohuruogu, Director General, Kenya Space Agency Dr John Njoroge Kimani, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development representative Mr Kenneth Mubea and the participants.

The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) held the Kenya Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) Training Workshop, on 6th August 2019 at Strathmore University, Nairobi.

The workshop was a follow-up to ARDC in the country’s training conducted in May 2018 in Kenya that focused on selected key institutions in Kenya with KSA leadership.

Addressing the participants, the KSA Director General Dr John Kimani Njoroge said this was an opportunity to learn from the best minds in areas of geospatial expertise which is vital in achievement of global sustainable development in urbanization, agriculture, deforestation and water which relies squarely with Kenya’s Agenda Four.

Further, the training was aimed to further deepen and strengthen their capacity in the ARDC platform, approaches for applying application algorithms to produce relevant data products for decision making and interpretations to shape policy.

The core mandate of the Agency involves promotion, coordination and regulation of space activities in Kenya.

The workshop was part of the objective of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) to support partner countries in leveraging data and technology innovations such as satellite imagery to address data requirements for National Development Goals. The training was facilitated by GPSDD, the Kenya space Agency and Strathmore University.

So far, the five countries that have taken up the technology are Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Ghana since its launch in May 2018.

Also present were Africa Programme Manager Mr. Kenneth Mubea, Managing Director GPSDD, Mr. Victor Ohuruogu, Executive Dean Strathmore university Dr George Njenga among other invited guests.

Director General, Kenya Space Agency Dr John Njoroge Kimani gives his remarks.Director General, Kenya Space Agency Dr John Njoroge Kimani gives his remarks.
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development representative Mr Kenneth Mubea gives a presentation on ARDC user Interfaces. Global Partnership for Sustainable Development representative Mr Kenneth Mubea gives a presentation on ARDC user Interfaces.
Executive Director Strathmore Business School, Dr George Njenga, gives his welcoming remarks during the Kenya Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) Training Workshop on 6th August 2019 at Strathmore University.Executive Director Strathmore Business School, Dr George Njenga, gives his welcoming remarks during the Kenya Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) Training Workshop on 6th August 2019 at Strathmore University.
Participants taking notes and following the presentation.Participants taking notes and following the presentation.

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