The 10th Confererence of Ministers of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) has ended  in Kigali, Rwanda with Lands CS, Jacob Kaimenyi  telling the Conference that Kenya has among other achievements concluded the National Spatial Plan (NSP);
enacted the Land  Law (Amendment) Act 2016 and the Community Land Act 2016. Prof. Kaimenyi said
the Kenya National Spatial Data Infrastructure (KNSDI) Policy is also being finalized together
with the development of the National Remote Sensing Policy & Mining Policy; and
the enactment of Mining Act 2016.The Lands CS said partner states have been working closely with RCMRD in technical capacity building of staff, offering advisory services and maintenance of survey equipment.He said Kenya will continue to collaborate and partner with other institutions and agencies in geospatial science and technologies including in remote sensing and GIS for land administration, natural assessment and management to support sustainable development.
“On international cooperation, Kenya has continued to actively participate in the activities of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) as chair of UN-GGIM: Africa Working Group on African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF) since November 2015”.Said Prof.Kaimenyi. “Kenya looks forward to the development of a Strategy for the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information through collaboration of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and the National Mapping Authorities (NMAs),by an expert group meeting to be held in Cote d’Voire before the end of the year”.Added Kaimenyi.Mining CS, Dan Kazungu also spoke at the conference.