African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)
Institut Régional Africain pour la Science et la Technologie de l'Information Géospatiale
1972-01-01 Ile Ife Nigeria
Established under the auspices of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Formally opened 21 Oct 1972, with 4 governments as founding member states. Normal lectures on photogrammetry started 26 Oct 1972.
Provide nationals of African countries with theoretical and practical training in the field of aerospace surveys and geoinformatics, including remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, geographic information systems and airborne geophysical surveys, so as to meet manpower requirements of African countries in the stipulated fields; conduct research and studies with particular reference to peculiarities of the African environment and needs.
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