RCMRD, Nairobi, Kenya



August 11th – 14th 2018

RCMRD Nairobi, Kenya



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Geo4Africa summit 2018 brings together different practitioners in the field of Geo Information Systems (GIS) to explore and showcase the relevance of geo tools.  The Geo4Africa Summit 2018 brings together organizations, Individuals across Africa Region and globally. This years theme is “Geo Tools Innovating Knowledge Databases”



Papers and Demos presentations focusing on the use cases of GIS usage, cases,  software platforms.


Meet our amazing speakers and presenters

  • 11th August 2018
  • 09:00am
  • Katonga

Joseph Matere - ECTAD, FAO

Opening Ceremony


  • 11th July 2017
  • Katonga Hall

Jeff McKenna

President Emeritus - OSGeo Foundation

Three-pronged, GIS-centered approach improves indoor residual spray efficiencies in Zambia

  • 11th July 2017
  • 1400hrs

Dr. Anne Winters

Spatial epidemiologist at Akros

Drones in GIS

  • 12th July 2017

David Rovira

Regional Manager for Africa at senseFly

Geo spatial analysis and Mapping using R in Health (Hands on)

  • 13th July 2017

Ngamita Richard

Senior Technical Lead at Medic (Former. Data Engineer-Google)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture (UAV4Ag) Participatory Mapping GIS

  • 11th July 2017

Giacomo Rambaldi


Open Data and OSM in Mapping Floods and Financial Inclusion

Geoffrey Kateregga

President Board OpenStreetMap - Uganda

Justus Bernard Muhwezi

Manager, Geo-Information Services Division Uganda Bureau of Statistics

  • 11th July 2017

Wanjohi Kibui

Co-founder at GeoSymp

Tentative Schedule

We shall be updating the Schedule as we draw closer to the summit

  • 07.30am
    RegistrationGeo4Africa Registration Team / Registration, Opening Plenary and Welcome to Geo4Africa / Open
  • 08:30am
    Welcome NoteILICIT Africa / Welcome Note / Katonga Hall
  • 09:00am
    Opening CeremonyMinister of Science and Technology / Opening Remarks / Katonga Hall
  • 09:30am
    KeynoteUBOS/RCMRD / Keynote / Katonga Hall
  • 10:30am
    BreakHotel Management / Tea Break / Open
  • 11:00am
    Geospatial Use in TelcosLed by ILICIT Africa (Panel) / Geospartial use in Telcos /
  • 01:00pm
    LunchHotel Management / Lunch /
  • 02:00pm
    Drones for surveying and agricultural advisory services: new frontiers for youth entrepreneurship in AfricaSensefly and CTA / Katonga Hall
  • 04:00pm
    Tea BreakTea Break / Katonga Hall
  • 04:30pm
    Demo SessionGIC / Demo Session /
  • 06:00pm
    Close of Day 1Close of Day 1 /
  • 7:30am
    RegistrationGeo4Africa Registration Team / Registration /
  • 09:00am
    Recap of Day 1Recap of Day 1 /
  • 9:30am
    GIS and BusinessPanel Discussion (GIC, ESSIPS, AIRBUS, UBOS) / Geospatial technologies in Business remain trending, many companies/organizations tend not to monitor the Geospatial trends based on growth. This session highlights how businesses can expound grow based on Geospatial data trends. /
  • 11:00am
    Tea BreakHotel Management / Tea Break /
  • 11.30am
    GIS and Health Sciences Ben Accadius, Kerry LM Wong, Anna Winters / GIS and Health Sciences - Mapping in R /
  • 01:00pm
    LunchHotel Management / Lunch /
  • 02.00pm
    Spatial Data Accessibility in GISWanjohiKibui / Spatial Data Accessibility in GIS; A Strategic Action for Africa’s Development. By Ivan David SerebeMwebe GIS Technical Lead at Connekt-Age (Uganda) /
  • 05.30pm
    Tea BreakHotel Management / Tea Break /
  • 06:00pm
    Demo SessionSensefly/CTA / Demo Session /
  • 7:30am
    RegistrationGeo4Africa Registration Team / Registration /
  • 11:00am
    Tea BreakHotel Management / Tea Break /
  • 11:00am
    Data and Indigenous mapping in Africa
  • 11:30am
    Geospatial Decision Support SystemsCTA, NITA, ARCO, UNFFE / Geospatial Decision Support Systems /
  • 01:00pm
    LunchHotel Management / Lunch /
  • 02.00pm
    Demo SessionDemo Session /
  • 03:00pm
    Geo Spatial Open DiscussionGeo Spatial Open Discussion – Trending future for GIS and Open Data for Africa / Victoria Hall
  • 04:15pm
    Closing CeremonyILICIT Africa, Geo4Africa Team Ministry (TBC) / Closing Ceremony / Victoria Hall
  • 4.00pm
    Tea BreakHotel Management / Tea Break / TBC

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Polygons are used to map areas and livestock mapping has been a challenge in Africa especially with uncertain locations of farms and other facilities that animals access. Disease spread incidence, prevalence, mortality, morbidity on farm, region, or national levels have transformed in the Livestock monitoring in the region. This session brings forth land reformations and geospatial monitoring of livestock based on movement within a given locale.

Moderator – Charles Wanume (Digital Natives)

Welcome Remarks – By Daniel K. Nanghaka (ILICIT Africa)

Opening – Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye (Minister of Science and Technology)

Africana Hotel, 11 July, 2017; 2PM-4PM (2 hours)
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Session summary:
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – drones equipped with sensors – offer exciting opportunities for increasing efficiency in the management of land, agriculture and forestry.
In Africa, the on-demand generation of high-resolution geospatial data using UAS could be a game-changer for more effective and efficient urban and rural planning, including land titling. UAS also have a role to play in the farming, which needs to become more productive, sustainable and profitable. Here, UAS services can help bring some of the benefits of precision farming to medium- and large-scale agricultural enterprises and to clusters of smallholders. This exciting new technology will create new employment opportunities for educated youth in rural areas, reducing migration to the cities.
Session moderator: Giacomo Rambaldi, CTA

MUIIS is an innovative project being implemented by CTA with six other partners in Uganda for a duration of 3 years. It delivers timely bundled service of weather information, agronomic tips and index-based drought insurance to maize, soya bean and sesame farmers across the country to make informed decisions. It utilizes both geodata (satellite) and ground data (local weather stations, farmer profiles, crop calendars, etc.) as the main source of content for the service. It leverages the power of a network of about 200 MUIIS Service Agents (MSAs), a team of agronomists, and a mobile communication platform to reach over 350,000 farmers within the period.

The session introduces the MUIIS initiative, the principles behind the design of such a system, the progress on the field, the business model, and the potentials for collaboration to ensure sustainability.

The Panel
Moderator: Mrs. Carol Kakooza, Project Manager MUIIS, CTA, Kampala
1. Speaker: Dr Benjamin Kwasi Addom, Programme Manager, MUIIS, CTA, the Netherlands
2. Speaker: Mrs. Vivian Ddumby – CTO, NITA-U
3. Speaker: Daniel Engole, Arco Iris Marketing Company
4. Speaker: Kenneth Katungisa, Deputy Chief Executive Secretary, UNFFE


Bernard Justus Muhwezi  is a  Manager, Geo-Information Services

Ronald K is a researcher and practitioner working on the application of Information and Communication Technologies for sustainable development (ICT4D), ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award 2015 for my project Jaguza Livestock App whose technology is based on Geospatial aggregated data. Being a technologist and social entrepreneur, who has a passion of working with rural communities in technology and entrepreneurship with a focus on agriculture, Health, Education and natural resources management in developing and emerging regions he has founded and supported many rural health Centers and agriculture organization by developing them application that help indigenous communities and farmers in improving their living for Sustainable Development Initiative.

With over 15 years of experience in application of Geo-Information Technologies (GIT) of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and land surveysin Africa’s Sub-Sahara region (SSA), Byron is passionate about applying GIT towards good governance and management of Africa’s natural resources as well as sound informed decision making.

A PhD Scholarand graduate in Geo-Information Management 2011 Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK – PGD Geographical Information Systems and Management. 2009 ITC Enschede, The Netherlands & CGIS-NUR, Rwanda – Certificate in Use of Low Cost Earth Observation Data in Environmental and Climate Monitoring Applications; 2008 ITC Enschede, The Netherlands & Makerere University, Uganda, Certificate in Decision Support Systems; 2005 MAPS Geosystems GmBh; Sharjah, U.A.E., Certificate in PromptGeo Image Processing System; 2004 ITC Enschede, The Netherlands & UCLAS Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; Certificate in Active Sensor Principles and Applications; and 2001 The Kenya Polytechnic University, Nairobi/KE – Land Surveying with GIS.

Giacomo Rambaldi is Sr. Programme Coordinator ICTs at the Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in Wageningen, Netherlands. He has 34 years of professional experience in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean where he worked for various international organizations including FAO and the Asian Development Bank and on projects funded by the Italian Aid to Development and the European Commission. He holds a degree in agricultural sciences from the State University of Milan, Italy.
At present he is coordinating CTA’s global project on ICT4Ag and a stream of activities related to the deployment of drone technology in agriculture. Giacomo has been leading Web2.0 and Social Media capacity building activities at CTA and earned worldwide recognition for his work as recipient of the 2013 WSIS Project Prize in the category e-agriculture. He also leads activities in the domain of participatory GIS. One of his projects earned CTA the 2007 World Summit Award in the category e-culture. In collaboration with other members of the ICT4Ag team, Giacomo animates large thematic Communities of Practice which underpin CTA work on ICT4Ag.

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