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Joint Partnership between IGSNRR and JKUAT

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Letter of Interest (LI) on Global Change Research Data Publishing and Repository (GC_DATA_PR) was signed between the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS), China and the Jemo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya on August 8, 2014 at the International Workshop on Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries which was held from 6-8 August, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Prof. GE Quansheng, Director of IGSNRR/CAS and Prof. Mable Imbuga, Vice Chancellor of JKUAT sighed at the LI. Prof. LIU Chuang, Editor-in-Chief of GC_DATA_PR and Prof. Waweru Mwang from Department of Computing Sciences of JKUAT appointed to be the contactors and signed at the LI.

The IGSNRR founded in 1940 and located in Beijing, China is a multidisciplinary research institute in geography, natural resources, ecosystems, environment and geoinfomatics. It hosts the secretariat of the CODATA task group in developing countries, World Data Center on Renewable Resources and Environment of World Data System and supports the Global Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

JKUAT funded in 1977 and located in Nairobi, Kenya is a university of global excellence in education, research and innovation for development in order to produce leaders in the filed of agriculture, engineering, technology, enterprise development, built environment, health science, social sciences and other applied sciences to suit the need of a dynamic world. 

Based on the cooperation between IGSNRR and JKUAT in CODATA task group in developing countries since 2010 and the training program in June 2014 in Beijing and August 2014 in Nairobi, IGSNRR and JKUAT are willing in cooperation on Global Change Research Data Publishing and Repository (GC_DATA_PR) in the joint partnership to enhance the global change research data to be published and to be shared world wide for the benefit innovation and sustainable research and education for the both and the broader society.

(LIU Chuang, 14 Sep. 2014)

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