Meet Emmanuel B. A. Lansana
Emmanuel is the Director of Technology and Information Management at the National Minerals Agency (NMA) where he leads on the day-to-day management and administration of the Agency’s geoscientific data as asset, information and technology needs. Emmanuel’s recent notable achievement for the Agency has been championing and leading the in-house design and development of an enterprise Geoscientific Information Management System (eGIMS) with funding support of about USD 750,000 from the World Bank. The eGIMS comprises a suite of sophisticated tools for capturing, storing, analysing, mapping, modelling and managing data, information and knowledge as well as a geoscience portal for managing data and information from the country’s first ever prospect level nationwide airborne geophysical survey. Until his appointment as Director of Technology and Information Management, Emmanuel was the Geological Data and Information Manager at NMA. Prior to joining NMA, he worked at the then London Mining Company as Technical Superintendent, the Sierra Leone Roads Authority as GIS Expert and Civil Engineer, the University of Sierra Leone as Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department, the General Engineering and Architectural Consultants (GENAC) as Project Supervisor and Modern Construction Company (MoDCON), where he started his career as graduate Engineer. Emmanuel holds a Master’s degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics (Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems) from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany (2011) and a First-Class honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College (2005).