Esri Young Scholar Award (YSA) Winner for Ghana

Launched in 2012 by Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond, the Esri Young Scholars Award (YSA) program has been designed to recognize the exemplary work of current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in geospatial science disciplines at international universities.

The program has been coordinated by Esri’s international distributors and Esri’s international and education teams, to nominate and honour the winners of the award every year at the Esri User Conference in front of over 50,000 expected attendees.

These Young Scholars had the opportunity to showcase their exemplary GIS work and connect with other Young Scholars from around the world.  Above all they had an opportunity to emerge themselves in the huge international surroundings of the UC itself, an unforgettable experience for all. Sambus Geospatial, in partnership with Esri, wish to continue the same success by jointly recognizing one student in our operational regions for special achievement in GIS.

Winning the 2021 Esri Young Scholar Award was an impactful experience for me. I got the chance to observe impressive projects done by students around the world on a variety of subjects. And most importantly, interacting with Jack Dangermond, was a dream come true. I’m truly blessed for receiving this award, grateful to Sambus Geospatial for this opportunity.

Emmanuel Agyapong

Among the 2021 Group of Winners, Emmanuel Agyapong, a 2021 civil engineering graduate from Koforidua Technical University in Ghana was recognized as the winner of the Young Scholar Award. The concept for his project is, MODELING LAND USE LANDCOVER CHANGE USING RANDOM FOREST AND CELLULAR AUTOMATA; His GIS project, coupled with change detection analysis was focused on areas within Ghana’s Western North, Western and Ashanti Regions. Tap the link to read more about this project.

Congratulations to all of the award winners and best wishes to you in the future! This story map was created by Mike Gould and Joseph Kerski (Esri Inc.) See full Story Map