Zambia Chapter

zambia@scgis.org

Mission 

To bring up and promote the application of Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) and Technologies in sustainable utilization of Natural Resources in Zambia 

 

Aim 

To create a network and an association for conservationists applying GIS technology as a management tool. 

 

Objectives 

  1. To provide a forum for networking and exchange of ideas and technologies in GIS/Geography for the Natural Resources and Conservation GIS community. 
  2. Promote use of GIS/Geography for the conservation and management of Natural Resources in Zambia. 
  3. Develop a collective strategy for members' needs in GIS application and use. 
  4. Showcase success of GIS as a management tool for conservation and management of Natural Resources. 
  5. Publish a conservation GIS newsletter. 
  6. Promote collaborative conservation and Natural Resources initiatives. 
  7. Uphold best practices in use of GIS for conservation and management of Natural Resources and mitigation of environmental degradation. 
  8. To promote, conduct awareness campaigns and advocacy on Climate Change. 
  9. Create a link between Conservation GIS users in Zambia with the outside world. 

 

Membership Categories 

Student Member 

  • Primary School Member
  • Secondary School Member 
  • Higher Education Member 

Standard Member 

Corporate Member 

Life Member 

  

Milestones

DATE       EVENTS
2009
  • Friends Come together to form the Zambia SCGIS Executive Committee (EC); Constitution formulated 
2010
  • Application for Registration with Registrar of Societies Completed 
  • One member awarded Scholarship to attend SCGIS International Conference, ESRI, USA 
2011
  • 25 August 2011 Zambia SCGIS Registered with Certificate of Registration provided by Registrar of Societies in Zambia 
Jan 2012
  • Executive Committee (EC) Planning for the Launch 
Mar 2012
  • EC selects two member candidates for Scholarship Award to attend SCGIS International Conference, USA in July. 
  • Launch Committee Appointed to spearhead the Launch Programme 
  • Training Team for GPS/GIS Basic Course for members and the general public formed and developing a training manual booklet (7 members trained) 
July 2012
  • One member awarded SCGIS International Scholarship to attend SCGIS International Conference, ESRI, USA
  • One member awarded SCGIS International Scholarship to attend SCGIS International Conference, ESRI, USA
Mar 2013
  • SCGIS Training of Members from Corporate Institutions (9 members trained)
July 2013
  • One member awarded Scholarship to attend SCGIS International Conference, ESRI, USA 
Aug 2013
  • Extra Ordinary General Meeting