India: Chief Directorate of National Geospatial Information has received the Geospatial World Leadership Award for Public Agency of the Year, 2015 for knowledge sharing and capacity building. The award was given for its contribution in development of geospatial technologies across Africa.
On behalf of the Chief Directorate, NGI’s Chief Director, Dr Derek Clarke received the award at the World Trade Centre, in Rotterdam. At the occasion, the branch manager of National Geomatics Management Services (NGMS), Mr Mmuso Riba said: “The unit made us proud by winning this award. I would like to encourage the staff to keep on working hard and improving on service delivery.”
Dr Clarke said: “We are humbled to know that our efforts in contributing to the developmental agenda of South Africa and other African countries through geospatial information and technology programs have received this recognition. It inspires us to continue on our journey in promoting geospatial information and technologies for a better life for all.”
According to Geospatial Media and Communications, the awards have been established in 2007 and have acquired the reputation of being most well accredited global recognition.
“NGI has played a vital role in developing and adopting latest technologies and practices in formulating South Africa’s frameworks and policies to enhance the uptake of spatial information in the country. While recognizing NGI’s efforts in enabling decision-making in South Africa, I would like to complement Dr. Derek Clark for his impeccable vision and guidance,” said Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications.