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Strengthening the capacity of Geo-Information and Earth Observation sciences

at the National University of Rwanda

Project location Rwanda
Starting date 01 April 2011
Completion date 31 March 2015
Client Nuffic
Project leader Dr Sherif Amer
Project officer Tom Loran
Project type Consulting
Budget Euro 800,000

The overarching project objective is to strengthen the capacity of the National University of Rwanda (NUR) to provide quality education, research, consultancy and services in the field of Geo-Information Science (GIS) that meet labor market requirements and support the sustainable environmental and socio-economic development of Rwanda.

Specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen and diversify the competence of NUR’s academic staff with GIS background, and establish a solid applied research capacity,
  2. To enhance the content and quality of ongoing and new educational programs at NUR with GIS components,
  3. To upgrade and extend NUR/CGIS facilities in order to optimize the quality and relevance of the programs and activities,
  4. To mainstream gender equality in all activities related to GIS (cross-cutting objective),
  5. To establish close links between the NUR GIS education, research and consultancy activities, and the needs of the labor market and stakeholders (cross-cutting objective).


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