Representatives from various Departments and Colleges during the pre-launch of MoU between UoN and ESRI. The meeting was led by CAVS Principal, Prof. Stephen Kiama.
Representatives from various Departments and Colleges from the University of Nairobi and officials from Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI Eastern Africa) met to discuss on strategies effective utilization of geographic information system (GIS) software provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI Eastern Africa).
Led by CAVS Principal, Prof. Kiama, the meeting brought together representatives from departments that use and train on GIS with an aim of creating a common platform for sharing data on student-led activities which they conduct. Topics related to web GIS and geodatabase management applications were also discussed.
The memorandum of understanding created was meant to provide free GIS licenses to the University for three years. The licenses would in turn enable development of income generating streams to the University; especially through community and student-led capacity building in uses and applications of GIS and other related geographical activities.
As the champion in coordinating the implementation of market centered GIS, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences through Center for Agricultural Networking and Information Sharing (CANIS), aspires to further strengthen student-led agricultural extension activities within the University. The activities are jointly conducted with the community and other stakeholders so as to build agricultural technology and extension hubs which hosts farmer organizations and cooperatives apart from offering a point of GIS presence.
Use of GIS is among the many methods that CANIS uses to create an agricultural network of agricultural value chain actors that address the challenge of Food and Nutrition.
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