Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System

Lusaka Agreement Task Force LogoMay 29, 2011  - The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) in collaboration with the United Nations University and the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente organized a regional training on Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS). The training drew participants from Parties to the Lusaka Agreement at the headquarters of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in Nairobi, Kenya from May 23 to May 25, 2011.  The regional training was designed to equip nominated trainees with skills, techniques and knowledge required for implementing WEMS in the member countries.

Mr. Remi Chandran of the University of Twente gave introductory remarks in the opening ceremony and led a 3-day training workshop on WEMS.

Dr. Ng Chong of the United Nations University presented a talk entitled "United Nations Cloud for the Advancement of Information Ecosystem in Africa with a Special Focus on Wildlife Enforcement".  

Excerpt of opening remarks by Dr. Ng Chong - "... information is the most important resource in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking.  Cooperation among all sectors and agencies at the local and global levels forms the bedrock of the sustainable information flow that is needed to connect the dots ...".


Related links:
WEMS official website
Opening programme
Briefing on Regional Training on Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System
WEMS documentation