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Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:25

About us

 OSFAC was started following a 2000 meeting in Libreville that brought together representatives of forestry and mapping agencies from across Central Africa. At the meeting, participants recognized the important role satellite data and products play in the efficient management of natural resources, but acknowledged there were many constraints to using satellite data in the Congo Basin.

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

For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Team

Dr. Landing Mané

Program Manager

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, ...

André Mazinga

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 ...

Eddy Bongwele

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 ...

Cédric Singa

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 ..

Bob Boseko

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 ...

Serge Kalawu

GIS and RS Officer

Ingénieur en Sciences Agronomiques, spécialisé en Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, filière Faune et Flore a l'Université de Kinshasa. En 2010, il a travaillé avec l’Union Européenne ...

Hervé Kashongwe

Moabi Coordinator

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 ...

Nancy Kabuya

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 ...

Micheline Nanzigi


Licenciée en sciences économiques et de gestion, option gestion financière de l'Université de Lubumbashi, Micheline KALUMUNA a également un diplôme de qualification en ...

Didier Kyony

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 ...

Guy-Robert Kayembe

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 ...

Eric Lutété

GIS and RS Trainer

Ingénieur Agronome de formation, spécialiste en Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (Faune et Flore) de l’Université de Kinshasa depuis 2009, Eric LUTETE intègre l'OSFAC en 2011 ...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:32

Terms of use

By using the OSFAC website, you agree to abide by the following Terms Of Use. If you do not agree to them, please do not access or use our website.


All material on the OSFAC website is the copyrighted property of OSFAC and managed by OSFAC. All trademarks and trade names are proprietary to OSFAC. All online material from our website may not be modified, adapted, reproduced, distributed, converted and/or stored in any retrievable manner, in whole or in part, in any form and in any way, without the express written consent of the copyright holder(s). You may, however, retain a copy of the material from our website for you own personal and non-commercial use only. Unauthorised attempts to download, upload, modify and/or distribute any material on our website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.


You are liable and responsible for any submission you send to OSFAC. With the exception of personally identifiable information we agree to protect in our privacy policy, any other suggestion, material or information that you send to OSFAC. through our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. If we reproduce and/or adapt these suggestions, material or information for any purpose we deem appropriate to OSFAC, we are under no obligation to pay you and/or any other person(s) for their use.


OSFAC may amend these Terms Of Use from time to time. We encourage you to visit our website regularly to stay updated of these changes. In addition, by providing material on our website, we do not in any way agree that the material will remain available to you. OSFAC is entitled to terminate all or any part of the website’s contents, without prior notice to you.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:31

Privacy policy


We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you do nothing during your visit but browse through our website, read pages, or download information, the web server will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We may use such information or any information you do provide to monitor our website’s performance, and to make improvements where necessary.

Information Stored Automatically

By default, all web server log files capture Internet Provider (IP) addresses. We may use your IP address internally to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website and to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or cause damage.

A cookie is a small amount of information sent from a web server to your computer. We use cookies when someone logs onto our website to maintain that login, to retain login information (if requested) and for the maintenance of our shopping cart service. Any activity you engage in while you are at the OSFAC website may be tracked. We do not use cookies to track your Internet activity before you enter or after you leave our website.

The Information You Provide

If you are a registered user, you are required to provide your email address and password when you login to our website.

If you belong to a subscription programme or any other programme under OSFAC, we may ask for information which identifies you as a programme member.

When you place an online order or make an online donation, you will be required to provide your name, email address, mailing address, contact number, payment card details and/or other information. We may share selected information with our agents, sub-contractors (e.g. shipping company) and/or third parties (e.g. the issuer of your payment card) for the sole purpose of delivering the product(s) you requested or processing your donation.

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email to OSFAC, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we may use that information to provide the information, service(s) and/or product(s) you have requested.

We do not collect personal information for other purposes. The information you provide is not released to any third party for commercial marketing and gains or otherwise, without your permission except where required by law to do so (such as in the investigation of fraud or other inappropriate activity).


OSFAC has found that attractive, graphics-rich emails are a quick and effective way to inform our registered users and subscribers of new resources, clearance and sale items, projects and events to provide them opportunities to support us. We maintain an opt-out, user-customisable subscription database of users who have requested to receive these emails. Every email provides an option for you to unsubscribe to such information.


To make online giving and shopping at the OSFAC website a safe and secure experience, we use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) capable browser. This means that any credit/debit card information you send is encrypted by your computer, and then decrypted again on our server, making it extremely difficult for others to access your private information during transmission.

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.

Unauthorised attempts to upload information to or change information on our website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.


Our website may contain links to other websites. OSFAC is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these other websites. Should you choose to follow a link to another website, you are subject to its privacy policy.


OSFAC may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to visit our website regularly to stay updated of these changes.

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