Emmanuel B. A. Lansana is a trained and qualified GIS Professional and Civil Engineer with over eleven (11) years postgraduate experience in civil engineering works and eight (8) years in Surveying, Remote Sensing and GIS applications. He is highly proficient in design of Web GIS applications, GIS analyses, database development, web design, project management, construction management, architectural design (with CAD) as well as infrastructure and asset management. Emmanuel has about four (4) publications to his credit.
Emmanuel holds a masters degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany through a DAAD scholarship programme. His MSc Thesis was on “Design of a Web GIS Application for Road Data Management” using completely Free and Open Source Software aproach. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering. His academic excellence earned him a prestigeous “Best Final Year Student” award from the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers. The Ahamadiyya Muslim Secondary School remains proud of his secondary school legacy after topping the 1998 GCE O’Level exams in the country followed by best A’Level result in the Southern Province in 1999/2000.
Emmanuel currently works as Geological Data and Information Manager for the National Minerals Agency (NMA) where he is responsible for the management of the country’s Geo-science information. Prior to this appointment, he worked for London Mining Company (LMC) where he was in charge of the company’s GIS operations and Infrastructure projects undertaken by the Community Relations department. He formulated and implemented several infrastructural projects geared towards community development. He also contributed immensely to the development of the company’s Resettlement Action Plan where he worked closely with renown international companies in this field – ERM and their sub-contractors Boreal-is and rePlan. His sincerity, dedication and hard work at LMC earned him two awards in the most coveted employee recognition programme, the “Tenki Ya” Award, for “Innovation & Solution Driven Approach” and “Trust, Respect & Teamwork”.
He also worked as Engineer and GIS specialist for SLRA (2009 – 2012)’, civil works Project Engineer for GENAC (2007 – 2009), Site Supervisor for MoDCON (2005 – 2007) and lectured at the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, from 2006 – 2009. He has implemented quite a good number of freelance consulting services for several governmental and non-governmental agencies.