Management University of Africa signs MOU with ESRI Eastern Africa

Dr Nicholas Letting, Vice Chancellor Management University of Africa exchanges copies of the MOU with Willy Simons, MD, Esri EA as Judah Bett Chairman, Esri EA looks on

The Management University of Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Esri Eastern Africa Ltd on the 14th of June 2014 to partner in promoting Geographical Information Systems (GIS) through academic education. This is due to the realization that GIS nurtures spatial thinking skills and is therefore a key technology to help students develop analytical and problem solving skills and provides students with tools to develop a better understanding of the world.

The MOU was signed at the Esri Eastern Africa offices in Upper Hill and was signed by Management University of Africa's Vice Chancellor, Dr Nicholas Letting, and the Managing Director of Esri East Africa, Dr Willy Simmons. Esri Eastern Africa is the Authorized Distributor for Esri, a Trimble Business Partner for Mapping & GIS and the Official Distributor of ENVI Image processing software serving Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with a growing client base of over 500 organisations.

Headquartered in Nairobi - Kenya, Esri Eastern Africa serves Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda across the region. Since 2007, we have been delivering proven solutions in recognition of the evolving needs of the GIS industry in Eastern Africa which include GIS software and emerging cloud and mobile GIS implementation platforms based on technology from Esri, the world's leading GIS software provider. Our solutions are scalable, open and built on a platform that provides the foundation to deliver enterprise-wide GIS.

The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a premier private university that aims at providing innovation, leadership and management solutions to industries and communities in Africa and beyond. Some of its unique programmes include Master of Management and Leadership (MML) which has attracted a huge interest and enrolment from leaders