The Geographical Institute Of Congo Calls On IGN FI’s Expertise To Develop The Use Of Geographical Information In DR Congo

By Elisabeth Aracheloff

Christophe DEKEYNE, the Executive Director of IGN FI visited Kinshasa on March 10th to sign a framework agreement aimed at supporting the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the various uses it can make of geographical information and in the deployment of its Geographical Institute, the IGC.

The ceremony took place at the Salon Bleu in the Government building in Kinshasa in the presence of the Minister of Scientific Research and Technology, Daniel MADIMBA KALONJI, the IGC supervisory minister, the scientific and cultural attaché to the French Embassy in DR Congo, Philippe LARRIEU, and the Executive Director of the IGC, Albert MBUYUNUMBI. A number of beneficiaries of the signature of this protocol, several representatives of financial backers and the main ministries using and/or producing geographical data in DR Congo shall also be naturally associated with this event.

In view of the scope of geographical information, the protocol to be signed will cover several strategic issues, including IGC’s modernization and repositioning as a model operator in data production and maintenance in DR Congo. [...]

About IGN France International

Created in 1986, IGN FI is a subsidiary of the FIT group and the National Institute of Geographical and Forestry Information (IGN France). 100% dedicated to export projects, the entity has imposed itself over the years as a vital counterpart in its fields of expertise: geographical information (acquisition, processing, modelling) and geographical information systems (implementation and integration).

The subsidiary works on all types of projects in the following sectors: ° mapping ° land registry ° environment/ sustainable development ° agriculture/ food safety ° civilian security ° defence …

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