The one-day international hybrid workshop which was held on 13th October 2022 at the WASCAL CC&HH was hosted by the Director, Prof. A. A. Okhimamhe, and co-hosted by Christian Hickel of Technische Universität (TU), Darmstadt.
Attended by the Principal Officers of the Federal University of Technology, Minna was led by the 7th Substantive Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdullahi Bala. The one-day workshop, whose aim was to expose the Batch 5 students (Ph.D. Batch 2) of WASCAL CCHH to practitioners of GIS and Remote Sensing, was unique on Campus.
The keynote Speaker, a 1st Class Traditional Ruler and a former Minister of State for Environment (2015 – 2018), His Royal Highness Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril CON, the 12th Emir of Nasarawa, was the Secretary to the committee on Abuja Master Plan, tasked with the responsibility of collating all data and information on land area and allocated lots in the FCT, Abuja. He spent 25 years as a Land Officer in the FCT and rose to the rank of Director of Land Administration Department of the FCT. HRH transferred his service to the Nasarawa State Geographic Information System (NAGIS) where he held different positions before he was appointed as Minister of State for Environment also known as the “NAGIS’s Brain Box”. The NAGIS Project employed modern geospatial technologies to develop a modern geospatial data infrastructure focusing on three components-orthophoto mapping, geographic information service, and urban planning and urban renewal. His paper was titled ‘Facing Climate Change with Urban Spatial Development.
Other speakers at the workshop were:
Other participants at the Workshop were the WASCAL CC&HH students and staff, some Deans and Directors, and academic staff of the University.