Collaboration between Japan and Kenya for Establishment of Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping

Yoshihisa HOSHINO, Hiromichi MARUYAMA, and Hiromichi TSUJI


 Government of Japan conducted project-type technical cooperation from 1994 to 2001, assisting the Survey of Kenya, Ministry of Lands and Settlement to establish Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM) in Nairobi. After 7-year cooperation, KISM has become one of the best technical training institutes on surveying and mapping in East Africa, producing a total of about 100 Diploma and Higher Diploma holders each year. This paper reviews the process and achievements of the KISM project as well as future challenges of KISM, from the view point of Geographical Survey Institute that has played a vital role in technical transfer throughout the project.



1. Introduction
2. Prehistory
3. Framework of the KISM Project
  3.1 Counterpart organization
  3.2 Schemes of cooperation
    3.2.1 Project-type technical cooperation
    3.2.2 Follow-up cooperation
    3.2.3 Grant aid cooperation
  3.3 Inputs from Japan and Kenya
4. Implementation of the Project
  4.1 Model training course (1994-1995)
  4.2 Diploma course (1996-)
  4.3 Construction of buildings and procurement of equipment for training (1996-1997)
  4.4 Higher Diploma course (1998-)
  4.5 Open Seminars (1998-)
  4.6 Research Activities (1996-)
  4.7 Third Country Training programs (1998-)
5. Achievements
  5.1 Course management
  5.2 Research activities
6. Changes in social environment and KISM's measures
  6.1 Semi-autonomous status
  6.2 Efforts to increase revenue
  6.3 Measures for improving employment
7. Future challenges
8. Conclusion