Fruits of Thought , and Mountbatten are organising six Three-day introduction trainings in 'Mapping for climate change mitigation', in Kampala. This training is primarily for decision makers, climate change and GIS professionals, as well as selected organisations and people interested in climate change mitigation. The goal is to strengthen and equip participants with geospatial tools by mapping vulnerable areas using science / technology applications and data, provide the ability to address climate change mitigation, adaptation, environmental and risk management in Uganda.
Mapping for climate change mitigation is funded by SERVIR, a regional visualisation and monitoring system that integrates Earth Observations such as satellite imagery and forecast models for timely-decision making. SERVIR is a joint development initiative of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
SERVIR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA is implemented in partnership with RCMRD and works towards establishing itself as a regional resource center in Eastern and Southern Africa by developing relevant geospatial applications and increasing access to data and decision-support tools on different thematic areas.
Fruits of Thought is a collection of projects with the common mission to increase a more valuable and practical usage of Internet by stimulating sharing information and collaboration within communities, it is located in the heart of Kampala and works closely together with Mountbatten Ltd.
Mapping Day Uganda is a fast growing project which organises mapping events, implements local trainings, generates on-line map awareness, actively pledges open data sets and builds a network of enthusiastic mappers in Uganda. All activities are set up around the global OpenStreetMap Project.