There is growing demand for maps, for GIS and especially for Esri products in Africa. To better serve this demand locally Esri Rwanda Ltd. was registered on 19 August 2010 as a Rwandan company and is since the official and sole representative of Esri Inc. for Rwanda, Burundi and the Republic of Congo. With an office in the heart of Kigali, Esri Rwanda is able to better serve existing and new clients, and to offer on-the-job training, workshops, and consultancy.
Esri Rwanda provides GIS solutions to government agencies, the private sector, donors, international organizations and NGOs throughout the region of the African Great Lakes. Esri Rwanda aims at building GIS capacity by bringing the vast GIS implementation experience of the global Esri community to the country and transferring it to local experts (e.g. graduates from local universities). For projects requiring special non-GIS knowledge, Esri Rwanda collaborates with external domain matter experts while assuming the overall responsibility for high standards of quality and timely delivery.
Esri Rwanda Ltd. is an official business partner of DigitalGlobe for providing imagery products and of Trimble for providing GPS devices to its clients.