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Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation in Rwanda

The field of Geo-Information is rapidly growing around the world. Mapping and modelling our environment, and being able to forecast and plan the future is crucial for development.

Geo-Information Science as well as Remote Sensing play an increasingly important role for a sustainable environment, sound natural resources management, and socio-economic transformation in Rwanda as well as in the rest of the world. Also advanced skills in geomatics, the more technical aspects of Geo-Information, are a necessity for modern society.

Geoinformation reserach and capacity building

The aim and focus of this project is joint research and capacity building in the field of Geo-Information. This project runs between University of Rwanda (UR) and two world class Swedish partners (Lund University and KTH) as well as partner universities in the East-African region (Ardhi University, Tanzania and Makerere University, Uganda), focusing on Land Management and Urban and Regional Planning (UR-KTH,) as well as Geomatics and Environment/Natural Resources (UR-LU).

Full project name: Strengthening the Capacity University of Rwanda in Research and Education in the field of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation towards Sustainable Environment, Natural Resources Management and Socio-economic Transformation


Project contacts

Contact person at the GIS Centre
Prof. Petter Pilesjö

Involved Swedish partners
Lund University and KTH, Stockholm

Involved researchers
4 PhD students and a number of senior researchers, from Rwanda and Sweden