United Nations/Zambia /European Space Agency Regional Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite System Technologies for Sub-Saharan Africa

Zambia, Lusaka, 26 - 30 June 2006

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Monday, 26 June
Opening session
Welcome / Opening Remarks Dr. Simon S.K. MITI, 
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health 
  
Ms. Alice LEE, 
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs 
  
Ms. Micheline TABACHE (Represented by Mr. Alexandre STECIW), 
European Space Agency 
  
Honourable Minister of Health 
  
Opening of the workshop - His Honour the Vice President Mr. Lupando MWAPE MP
Session 1 - Overview: GNSS-based application areas
Chairperson: Graciela METTERNICHT (ICA, Australia)
Rapporteur: Harvey Gabriel LEKAMISY (ENEAM, Madagascar)
  Agriculture and management of environment 
Alan MILLER (Farmers Union, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Telehealth and landscape epidemiology 
Tackson LAMBART (UTH, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Transportation Applications: Now and Future 
Kenneth ALEXANDER (National Space based PNT Coordination Office, USA)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 2 - Policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development
Chairperson: Gerd ROSENTHAL (EUPOS Steering Committee, Germany)
Rapporteur: Sharafat GADIMOVA (UN OOSA)
  United Nations Programme on Space Applications 
Alice LEE and Sharafat GADIMOVA (UN OOSA)
Powerpoint Presentation
  EGNOS/GALILEO Cooperation Initiatives with Africa 
Alexandre STECIW (ESA/EC Galileo Joint Undertaking)
Powerpoint Presentation
  GLONASS status update 
Sergey REVNIVYKH (Federal Space Agency, the Russian Federation)
Powerpoint Presentation
  US Space based PNT Policy and GPS Status 
Kenneth ALEXANDER (National Space based PNT Coordination Office, USA)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Follow up activities since the 2002 Regional Workshop in Zambia 
Paul ZAMBEZI (Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 3 - International initiatives/experiences on GNSS implementation and uses
Chairperson: Alexandre STECIW (ESA/EC Galileo Joint Undertaking)
Rapporteur: Peter Kuria WANYOIKE (Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Kenya)
  EUPOS: Developing a full scale accuracy ground based regional DGNSS infrastructure 
Gerd ROSENTHAL (EUPOS Steering Committee, Germany)
Powerpoint Presentation
  GALILEO initiatives in Piedmont and Turin 
Luigi BRAGAGNINI (CTT, Italy)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Extension of EGNOS in Africa (case of Madagascar) 
Harvey Gabriel LEKAMISY (ENEAM, Madagascar)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Support of GNSS activities by the regional and African bodies 
Erastus MWENCHA (COMESA, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  GNSS applications for the city service transport management and ecology monitoring 
Sergey REVNIVYKH (Federal Space Agency, the Russian Federation)
Powerpoint Presentation
Tuesday, 27 June
Session 4 - GNSS implementation and uses in agriculture and management of environment
Chairperson: Sergey REVNIVYKH (Federal Space Agency, the Russian Federation)
Rapporteur: Margaret GICHUHI (Kenya Polytechnic, Kenya)
  Use of remote sensing and GNSS in precision agriculture 
Graciela METTERNICHT (ICA, Australia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  The role of innovative technologies in increasing agricultural productivity in Tanzania 
Elizabeth MAEDA (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Farming Systems Research, Tanzania)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Assessment of cut-and-burn farming system on the management of Songwe river: a trans-boundary river between Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia 
James CHIMPHAMBA (University of Malawi, Malawi)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Current efforts at applications of GNSS technology in agriculture and environment management in Nigeria 
Hyacinth VAATYOUGH (NASRDA, Nigeria)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 4 - GNSS implementation and uses in agriculture and management of environment (continued)
Chairperson: Mary KRATZ (Telemedicine Advanced Technology Research Centre, USA)
Rapporteur: Souleye WADE (Institute of Earth Science, Senegal)
  Current Services for Agriculture and Environment 
Kenneth ALEXANDER (National Space based PNT Coordination Office, USA)
Powerpoint Presentation
  The use of GPS and GIS in identifying and assessing the impact of the changing land uses on the migratory corridors of Nairobi National park 
Margaret GICHUHI (Kenya Polytechnic, Kenya)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Current developments of remote sensing for mapping and monitoring land degradation at regional scale 
Graciela METTERNICHT (ICA, Australia)
Powerpoint Presentation
Wednesday, 28 June
Session 5 - GNSS implementation and uses in tele-health and landscape epidemiology
Chairperson: Luigi BRAGAGNINI (CTT, Italy)
Rapporteur: Catherine MULINDE (Makerere University Kampala, Uganda)
  Telemedicine and eHealth, the South African Experience 
Lynette MOLEFI (Medical Research Council, South Africa)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Health grid: Grid technologies for Biomedicine 
Mary KRATZ (Telemedicine Advanced Technology Research Centre, USA)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Geographic Information System and Public health diseases 
Godheart AYENIKA (OGSI, Cameroon)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 5 - GNSS implementation and uses in tele-health and landscape epidemiology (continued)
Chairperson: Frederic KOSSAM (Malawi Meteorological Services, Malawi)
Rapporteur: Florence MURUNGWENI (Surveyor-General's Department, Zimbabwe)
  Improving access to health services 
Chali TUMELO (ITU, Ethiopia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Modelling the spatial distribution of the anopheles mosquito for malaria risk zoning using RS/GIS: A case study in Zimbabwe 
Francis OHEMENG (Irrigation Development Authority, Ghana)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Monitoring climatic and environmental conditions of Dengue-2 virus emergency in the Kedougou area using Earth Observation data and GIS: Preliminary results 
Souleye WADE (Institute of Earth Science, Senegal)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Application of Spatial decision support tools in prioritizing areas of sleeping sickness and Nagana control in Uganda 
Albert MUGENYI (COCTU, Uganda)
Powerpoint Presentation
Thursday, 29 June
Session 6 - GNSS implementation and uses in civil aviation and land transportation
Chairperson: Ken ALEXANDER (National Space based PNT Coordination Office, USA)
Rapporteur: Albert MUGENYI (COCTU, Uganda)
  Civil aviation 
David MZEKA (Department of Civil Aviation, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Satellite imagery and GIS as an innovative technology for aviation management 
Anthony ADEOYE (AAC Consulting, Nigeria)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Use of GNSS application in transport sector in conjunction with RS and GIS 
Florence MURUNGWENI (Surveyor-General's Department, Zimbabwe)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Opportunity and expectations of Sub Saharan Africa with application of Global Navigation Satellite System Technologies 
Emmanuel KARIKURUBU (Department of Transport, Burundi)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 7 - Education and training in the use and application of GNSS technologies
Chairperson: Sharafat GADIMOVA (UN OOSA)
Rapporteur: Daniel LAGO OKOMO (Forest Conservation Society, Kenya)
  Education by research in GNSS in Turin 
Letizia LO PRESTI (Politechnico Torino, Italy)
Powerpoint Presentation
  The activities of national space research and development agency in the area of GNSS 
Nuredeen SULEIMAN (SANSRDA, Nigeria)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Zambia's experiences on GNSS application in RS 
Oliver MUDENDA (University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, Tanzania)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Training in the field of application of GNSS in the establishment of AFREF at the Kenya institute of surveying and mapping 
Peter Kuria WANYOIKE (Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Kenya)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 8 - GNSS applications and case studies
Chairperson: Francis OHEMENG (Irrigation Development Authority, Ghana)
Rapporteur: Sydney SIMELANE (Surveyor's General Department, Swaziland)
  GNSS application to meteorology 
Joseph KANYANGA (Department of Meteorology, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Application of satellite information in disaster management and emergency response in Malawi 
Frederic KOSSAM (Malawi Meteorological Services, Malawi)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development 
Daniel LAGO OKOMO (Forest Conservation Society, Kenya)
Powerpoint Presentation
Session 8 - GNSS applications and case studies
Chairperson: Godheart AYENIKA (OGSI, Cameroon)
Rapporteur: Elizabeth MAEDA (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Farming Systems Research, Tanzania)
  Lake Victoria levels, catchments rainfall and power production 
Catherine MULINDE (Makerere University Kampala, Uganda)
Powerpoint Presentation
  GPS Applications for GIS purposes in Swaziland 
Sydney SIMELANE (Surveyor's General Department, Swaziland)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Application of GNSS and RS for Environmental sustainability: a case study of Tin Mining Region of Nigeria 
Olabinjo ADEOFUN (National Centre for RS, Nigeria)
Powerpoint Presentation
  GNSS Application to Mineral Exploration in Zambia 
S.M. MWALIMU and Gerald MWILA (Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Analysis of the vegetation of Kafue National Park using RS and land-based techniques 
Henry MWIMA (African Wildlife Foundation, Zambia)
Powerpoint Presentation
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