AfricaScope Europe was established in 2016. We are based in the Republic of Ireland. Our main focus is to market geospatial information and surveys for African countries to European organizations interested in African markets. We also provide geoinformation on Ireland and the United Kingdom, geospatial services and software. AfricaScope Europe is supported by it's sister company - AfricaScope South Africa.
Meet the team
Bruce is a qualified town and regional planner with over 40 years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors in South Africa and Ireland. He has been closely involved in Geographic Information matters, representing Ireland in relation to the INSPIRE Directive and being the President of the European-wide focussed European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI). He is currently the President of the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI). For over two years he was Senior Advisor: Spatial Data Infrastructures to the World Bank. Bruce lives in Ireland.
M: +353 (87) 821 2449
Johann is the Technical Director at Africascope Europe and is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over twelve years' experience as a GIS Specialist and has strong geospatial software and hardware skills. He is fluent in the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS software as well as MicroImages’ TNT Mips software. His specializations include development of geospatial datasets, geospatial analysis and map production. He has also undergone training in conducting accessibility modelling.
M: +44 (752) 243 1107
Meet AfricaScope South Africa
AfricaScope South Africa was established in 2007 and is a sister company to AfricaScope Europe. It is based in Pretoria, South Africa.
CEO & Founder
Bob Currin is Managing Director of AfricaScope and is the responsible for socio-economic surveys. Bob specializes in the conducting of financial and MSME surveys in Africa and Asia. He has worked in more than 13 African countries and internationally in the advertising industry. Bob has worked for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations across Africa.
O: +27 (12) 004 0100
M: +27 (72) 953 0041
Director & Co-founder
Craig focuses on the geospatial/GIS activities of the company. He specializes in the development of geospatial data products for South Africa and Africa. A further specialization is in the use of accessibility modelling in the public and private sectors. He has been an adviser to multilateral and multinational organizations in the development and use of geospatial data. Craig has published many reports, books, chapters and scientific papers as well as presented papers at a number of national and international conferences.
O: +27 (12) 004 0105
M: +27 (82) 904 0955
Holds a BSc. Geomatics from the University of Pretoria. Gontse has worked on a number of projects for AfricaScope. Initially being part of a large team doing manual geocoding for a client focusing on the short term insurance industry. More recently he has focused on the use of TNTMips to extract land cover and demographic data. He has worked on a number of retail chain databases.
O: +27 (12) 004 0100
Researcher and Technologies Specialist
He holds a BSc Degree majoring in Genetics and Psychology III (major). His current responsibilities include project planning, questionnaire development and design, questionnaire programming (for electronic data collection), equipment/technologies setup and maintenance, compiling supporting documentation and manuals, training, compiling training manuals, progress reporting, team monitoring, tech support, project management, data cleaning & validating, basic data analysis, report writing, and more. He has worked on numerous projects including but not limited to: Understanding the Remittances from Botswana to Zimbabwe Survey, TIMS Regional Mapping Study and Safe Guard Young People Baseline Survey Lesotho.
O: +27 (12) 004 0100
Our Partners & Associates
Our partners and associates are leaders in their field. AfricaScope Europe prides itself in being able to call these organisations and consultants our partners or associates. We believe that the best approach to addressing the needs of clients is to put together the best multidisciplinary team and the most innovative solutions.