For over 10 years, EIS-AFRICA has played a guiding role in the formation of environmental information systems at national and sub-national levels on the African continent. As a pan-African network organisation, EIS-AFRICA has been particularly successful in creating awareness about the need for stakeholders to work together within and among countries, and share common data architecture and information resources.
Emma founded the Environment and agroforestry foundation to to effectively manage Ghana’s natural resources, environment, and agriculture to generate long-term socio-economic and ecological benefits.
For this work she has won multiple grants (Rufford Small grant) for community NRM work she initiated.
Environment & Agroforestry Foundation
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‘You can’t beat Mother Nature’
Vishnu Nandan obtained his Master degree in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente in 2012. As an expert on radar remote sensing of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, he has been part of the MOSAiC expedition, the largest polar expedition ever attempted.
Anupma Prakash became provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in July 2018. She previously served as interim dean and associate dean at the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics, where she is a professor of geophysics.
Read here story at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
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“More and more female figures are emerging to show their capacity to be more than household managers in almost all aspects of life. Compared with other developing countries, this predominantly muslim country is leaping forward in the development of gender equality. The key problem is equal opportunity. Everyone can develop and realize spectacular achievements if given the chance” Says Siti Nurbaya Bakar to the Jakarta post.
‘My degree and experiences at ITC are highly regarded and ITC has opened up global opportunities for me.’ Says Dita here
“It really opened my eyes. I came as a village boy and left as a global citizen." Says Dr Wilbert Ottichilo
Elephants move faster and straighter when moving through risky areas, researchers have discovered, meandering more when safer. The study by Save the Elephants, the University of Twente and the University of Oxford, further builds our understanding of how elephants adapt to the threat of poaching and other hostile contact with humans.
“A reduction in path tortuosity implies reduced searching intensity per unit area, which in the long run might have negative implications in the foraging success of el-ephants in risky landscapes,” said lead author Festus Ihwagi. “Changes in path tortuosity can also serve as a useful proxy for changes in levels of illegal killing at the site level,” he continued.
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“Nepal has learned the importance of geo spatial data”
Jane Bemigisha is Executive Director of ESIPPS which focuses its services on Research, Consultancy & Capacity Development in the field of environmental surveys and assessments, environment information, environment impact assessment, planning and policy.
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"If you focus on results mountains will move" says Amon Murwira in an interview with Utoday.