March 22, 2019
On March 21, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti in Djibouti City for the Capacity Development Project on Update and Usage of Geographic Information System, a technical cooperation project.
The Republic of Djibouti is located at a strategic maritime crossroads of the Red Sea and has achieved rapid development in recent years. Djibouti City in particular has seen an accelerating inflow of population due to economic growth and regional desertification, and about 530,000 people (55 percent) of the country’s 950,000 people are now concentrated in Djibouti City. As a result, the urban development of roads, water pipes, and sewerage pipes has fallen behind, hindering further economic development and social stability.
From 2012 to 2014, JICA implemented the Project for Managing Digital Topographic Data in Djibouti City to support the information development needed for urban planning. That effort notwithstanding, the Government of Djibouti lacks the experience and expertise for building a framework for sharing and efficiently updating geographic information, and therefore strengthening the system for updating and utilizing geographic information has become a challenge.
The present project aims to develop the necessary human resources for updating and utilizing digital geographic information to contribute to improvements in social services which use that information and to the promotion of infrastructure development and maintenance.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of Djibouti|
|Project title||The Capacity Development Project on Update and Usage of Geographic Information System|
|Planned implementation period||September 2019 to September 2021 (24 months)|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Equipment and Transport, Technical Committee of the Geographical Information System of the City of Djibouti (Technical Committee of SIGVD)|
|Target region||Djibouti City|
|Specific project details (provisional)||(1) Improved capacity for updating geographic information using satellite images
(2) Improved capacity of the Technical Committee of SIGVD for utilizing geographic information system