SERVIR is helping countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to improve environmental management and resilience to climate change
SERVIR E&SA introduced an activity dubbed “RCMRD Space Challenge” meant to enlighten primary and secondary school children on some of the causes and drivers of climate change by enabling them to participate in weather data collection and analysis link
SERVIR E&SA is supporting RCMRD International Conference whose objective is to create a platform for exchanging ideas on the application of earth observation information and geo-spatial technologies for societal benefit. This years's conference has been postponed until August 2021 due to Covid1
For users to access the DATASETS AND MAPS that have been developed and shared online, we have platforms such as apps portal,geoportal, open data site that are useful for accessing these spatial based products and services
The objective of the grants program is to expand SERVIR ESA’s network of organizations and to generate innovative ideas for applying earth observation data and geospatial methods/tools for development decision-making
SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (SERVIR-ESA) is implemented by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). The overarching goal of the SERVIR project is to improve environmental management and resilience to climate change. With an eye toward this goal, the SERVIR project works to build the capacity of SERVIR regional hub institutions, governments and other key stakeholders to integrate earth observation information and geospatial technologies into environmental decision-making.
Project Manager - Chief of Party
Science and Data Lead
Water and Hydro-Climatic Disasters Lead
Weather and Climate Lead
LULC Mapping & GHG Lead
Agriculture and Food security Lead
LULC & Ecosystems Lead
User Engagement Lead
Capacity Development Lead
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Technical Expert - GIT
Technical Expert - Agriculture and Food Security
Technical Expert - Weather and Climate
Technical Expert - Water Resources
Gender and Environment Specialist
Communications and Outreach Expert
Technical and Logistics Assistant
Technical Lead, GAIINS Project
Geospatial Data Scientist
Communications and Outreach Specialist, GAIINS
Assistant Spatial Data Scientist
Statistician - GAIINS Project
As technology continues to evolve, new opportunities arise for innovative solutions in various fields, including agriculture. In recent years, advancements in earth observation data, cloud computing, and machine learning capabilities have played a central role in agriculture. These technologies are being used to monitor crops, inform policies, and take anticipatory actions geared towards achieving sustainable goals. In light of this, various innovative initiative solutions and approaches that leverage technology to improve agriculture have been developed.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held the annual RCMRD International conference (RIC) from September 6 to 8, 2022. The conference, under the theme Earth observation services for resilient social systems', sought to exchange ideas on the application of earth observation information and geospatial technologies for societal benefit.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources (RCMRD) through the SERVIR Eastern and Southern Africa Project (SERVIR E&SA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is working with governments in application of Earth Observation information for crop conditions monitoring through expansion of crop monitors. This was in recognition of the gap in availability of rapid assessment reports on crop conditions for multi-level food security decision making, despite government ministries of agriculture collecting a lot of information.