Participants proposed creating OSFAC as a regional forum to address these obstacles, which included: difficulties associated with data acquisition, a lack of permanent training institutions and limited capacity to apply satellite information. OSFAC was launched as the GOFC-GOLD network for Central Africa under the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).
Its primary objective is to support the management of natural resources and promote sustainable development by producing reliable land cover products, distributing satellite data, building capacity and providing technical assistance to partners. Read more
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Directeur de l’Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (OSFAC) depuis 2009. Il a 20 années d’expérience dans divers domaines, notamment, sciences du sol et agriculture, ...
GIS and RS Officer
Ingénieur Agronome formé à l'Université de Kinshasa. En 2005, Il obtint son diplôme en agronomie dans la filière Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, option Faune et Flore ...
GIS and RS Senior Officer
Ingénieur Agronome spécialiste en Systèmes d'Information Géographique et télédétection appliquées en gestion des ressources naturelles. Il a travaillé avec OSFAC ...
GIS and RS Specialist
Ingénieur Agronome, filière Gestion des Ressources Naturelles à l'Université de Kinshasa en 2008. Il fréquente l'OSFAC depuis 2009 d'abord comme GIS Trainer puis GIS Consultant ..
DBA and Software Developer
Licencié en Génie Informatique de l'Universite de Kinshasa. Il est specialiste en developpement des applications web, Desktop, et Mobile. Il a intégré OSFAC en 2011 ...
Ingénieur Agronome et intègre OSFAC en février 2011 comme stagiaire professionnel puis comme Assistant SIG, une année après avoir obtenu son diplôme, avec une spécialisation ...
Administrative secretary and Cashier
Licenciée en Gestion Financière et Marketing de l'Université William Booth (Promotion 2008). Après l'obtention de son diplôme de licence, elle a travaillé comme stagiaire professionnel ...
Licenciée en sciences économiques et de gestion, option gestion financière de l'Université de Lubumbashi, Micheline KALUMUNA a également un diplôme de qualification en ...
Business Development Consultant
Ingénieur a l’Université du Witwatersrand à Johannesburg en 1999 et cela a été suivi par un parcours professionnel de 15 ans en Afrique du Sud. Il a accumulé plus de dix ans d’expertise ...
Logistician and Driver
Diplôme de graduat en Radionavigation (aviation civile) de l'Institut Supérieur des Techniques Appliquées (ISTA) depuis 2006. Pendant une année, il a occupé le poste de Chef de dépôt ...
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While we will make reasonable efforts to store any personal information which we hold in a secure server or in secure files, and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date, the Internet is not a secure medium for the transmission of information. OSFAC cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access to or use of that information.
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