Foster Mensah

Foster Mensah is the Executive Director of Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services, a Geo-information Services and Research Support Centre based at the University of Ghana.  He has worked with the Centre since 1994, when he was engaged as Applications Specialist on the World Bank funded Ghana Environmental Management Project, commissioned by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency to produce satellite image-based national digital land use database for Ghana.  He has subsequently worked as project manager on a number of GIS/Remote Sensing related projects for the World Bank, UNDP, African Development Bank, and the Government of Ghana, and provided remote sensing and GIS support to a number of research projects.   Foster is a geo-information specialist with professional experience is in land use/land cover mapping from remotely sensed imagery GPS mapping and spatial modelling.  He has an MPhil in Geography and Resource Development from the University Ghana, Post Graduate Diploma (Integrated Map and Geo-Information Production) from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Netherlands, and B.Sc. (Geodetic Engineering), University of Science and Technology, Ghana.