RCMRD Space Challenge 2017 Engages Youth

The RCMRD Space Challenge 2017 Awards Ceremony was held on July 7, 2017, at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven schools participated in the challenge, which was split into three parts: orientation for teachers, installation of automatic weather stations in select schools, and recording of data on three parameters. This RCMRD Space Challenge program will endeavor to showcase to the primary and secondary schools participating in the challenge the importance of data collection as well as the need for analysis and interpretation of the data collected in decision making. The Space Challenge is part of RCMRD’s strategy to engage young people within its member States.