Kenya Space Agency Holds kenya Regional Data Cube Training Workshop

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A group photo of the participants during the ARDC training workshop on 27th September at Strathmore University Nairobi.

The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) held the Kenya Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC), a two day Training Workshop on 26th and 27th September 2019 at Strathmore University, Nairobi.

The workshop was a follow-up to ARDC in-country training conducted in 6th August 2019 which will focus on select key institutions in Kenya that focused on selected key institutions in Kenya with Kenya Space Agency.

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.

Also present were Africa Programme Manager Mr. Kenneth Mubea, participants from KSA, National Land Commission, Strathmore Business School, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Red Cross and UN Habitat, Kenya Meteorological Department, Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, National Drought Management Authority, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology.

Dr. Kenneth Mubea making his remarks during the ARDC training workshop on 27th September at Strathmore University Nairobi.Dr. Kenneth Mubea making his remarks during the ARDC training workshop on 27th September at Strathmore University Nairobi.
One of the participants Karen Bett, a policy expert at GPSDD carrying out her presentation during the workshop.One of the participants Karen Bett, a policy expert at GPSDD carrying out her presentation during the workshop.
Dr Isaack Rutenberg gives his remarks during the workshop.Dr Isaack Rutenberg gives his remarks during the workshop.
Participants engage in a group discussion during the workshop.Participants engage in a group discussion during the workshop.