Recently, the ARICA consortium established an agreement with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an organization providing assistance and supporting the management of refugee camps located in Western Tanzania (Africa).

DRC is implementing a pilot project titled “Application of forest cover monitoring in real-time in the Kigoma region of Tanzania”. Therefore, we decided to share the knowledge and experience gained with the DRC in Tanzania.

As part of the agreement, a series of meetings were held with the partner at one of its field offices in Kibondo (Kigoma region).

During the meetings, a representative of ARICA consortium presented the current project results and provided training on the use of GIS software. The meetings were also attended by representatives of local authorities responsible for forest management in Tanzania. They were presented with the benefits of using satellite data and the results of their processing for more efficient forest land management.

The meeting was an opportunity to share experiences in GIS and remote sensing technologies and their role in detecting changes in land use/land cover. It also marks the beginning of a longer cooperation between the ARICA consortium and the DRC