The 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) was held on 24 – 28 October 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. AARSE awarded Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General of the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa and CoChair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), with the AARSE Highest Award of Excellence. The award is in recognition of his foremost contribution to and support for the development on Earth Observations (EO) and geospatial information in Africa and in particular for the AfriGEOSS Initiative and increasing the visibility of Africa in GEO. “This award is an acknowledgement of the efforts of the AfriGEOSS community”, said Dr Mjwara, accepting the award.
Dr Mjwara on the right with Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and the AARSE President, Professor Jide Kufoniyi