GIS and Science in Central Africa

Before starting graduate school, Bankanza spent more than ten years as a teaching assistant at the University of Kinshasa. He was one of the first to offer instruction and training in geographic information systems there, according to Hansen. “Almost all Congolese working in this area now, whether in private, civil society of government sectors, learned from Bwangoy.  Now they train others.”

“I believe that Central Africa can quickly catch up to the likes of Brazil in terms of independent scientific inquiry and analysis through the talents and ambitions of people like Bwangoy and Yolande,” Hansen said.