• KU was the 1st University in Eastern Africa to sign for the license, receive, install and implement use of Esri ArcGIS Enterprise site license through the Esri 100 Africa Universities Programme (11th April 2013, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya), http://arcg.is/2aj2eYh
  • KU was the 1st institution to host Esri Eastern Africa GIS Education User Conference (17th – 19th Sept 2013, inaugural conference at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya)
  • KU was the 1st and is so far the only academic institution in Eastern Africa to receive Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award (Esri SAG Award 2015) - 21st July 2015, San Diego Convention Centre, CA, USA.
  • http://events.esri.com/conference/sagList/?fa=List&awardyear=2015
  • KU was the 1st Institution in Eastern Africa to host and hold a National GIS Day with 48 institutions from across the country participating (18th November 2016, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya). Read More.
  • KU was the 1st Institution in Eastern Africa to receive and host Esri GIS Ambassador on a one week GIS Mentorship programme (12th – 19th February 2017), http://arcg.is/2lKK47X
  • Prof Simon Onywere of Department of Environmental Planning and Management, Kenyatta University was named 1st GIS Champion for his role in championing the use of spatial knowledge for teaching and research (21st November 2014, Nkurumah Hall University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Kenyatta University was named a GIS Lighthouse and GIS Reference Account (2015 User Conference), giving campus-wide access to geospatial tools and mentoring other institutions in Kenya to uptake geospatial knowledge. http://arcg.is/2aRZQdH
  • Kenyatta University has hosted since 2012 high level visits from Esri: Dean P. Angelides, Esri Director, International Operations; Dr Michael Gould, Esri Global Education Manager; Dr. Joseph Kerski, Esri USA Education Manager; Charles Brigham, Esri Account Manager, Nonprofit & Global Organizations; Stace Maples, Geospatial Manager, Stanford Geospatial Center, Esri GIS Ambassador to KU
  • Prof. Simon Onywere of Department of Environmental Planning and Management, Kenyatta University was named and appointed the 1st Esri Eastern Africa GIS Ambassador by the Esri Eastern Africa Managing Director, Mr. Judah Bett (23rd February 2017)
  • Kenyatta University has visibly attended and participated in all 4 Esri GIS Education Users Conferences with eye catching presentations, posters and story maps (1st – Kenyatta University; 2nd – University of Dar es Salaam; 3rd - Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; 4th – University of Addis Ababa)
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