Training on Global Monitoring and Environmental Security

Asmara, The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment organized training on Global Monitoring and Environmental Security from 24 to 28 June. The objective of the training was to build capacity of the staff of the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment in maintenance of the MESA station and the thematic experts in the analysis of Earth Observation data and use in environmental monitoring.

The five days training that was organized in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Prediction and Application Center was attended by 26 staff members of the Ministries of Land, Water and Environment, Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government.

Indicating that 10 African countries including Eritrea have installed MESA station, Mr. Kifelemariam Sebhatu said that the objective of the training is to revive and develop the capacity of the staff members.

Mr. Kiflemariam reiterated that the objective of the training is also to expand the station aimed at providing observation and analysis service to all sectors.

Indicating the importance of integrated effort in collecting reliable earth observation data, Ms. Viola Otieno, expert of earth observation from Kenya, said that continuous effort will be conducted in the human resources development and expansion of the Earth Observation stations.

The trainees on their part expressing the significance of the training in their activities, called for its sustainability.

Source: Eritrea – Ministry of Information