SANSA-JICA collaboration for Earth observation capacity building

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In line with SANSA's mandate to expand human capacity development opportunities to the public sector and the entire Earth observation community in South Africa, the agency took a delegation of ten SA scientists to Japan for a four weeks training expedition.

AfriGEOSS Symposium delivering Earth observation for policy and sustainable societal impact in Africa

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) sent two representatives, Mr Imraan Saloojee and Mrs Naledzani Mudau, to the 2017 AfriGEOSS Symposium held in Sunyani, Ghana, on the 12-15 June 2017. This 2nd symposium took place under the theme: Delivering Earth observation for policy and sustainable societal impact in Africa.

The Symposium was hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), a relatively newly established Ghanaian University with a rapidly developing faculty in Remote Sensing and Earth observation. AfriGEOSS is an initiative of the African community in GEO aimed at providing a coordination and collaboration network for the development and uptake of Earth observation systems, data, information and knowledge, critical to improving the socio-economic status of Africa's people

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