1999: Creation of a GIS unit in the framework of a convention signed between DFGFI and former National National of Rwanda UR (NUR)
Overall Objective: Creation of a GIS & RS Research unit to enhance regional capacity in conservation science and related technologies (GIS&RS)
2001: Creation of a GIS Research Unit under the Vice Rectorate of Academic Affairs at former National University of Rwanda
September 2013: CGIS is under the College of the Science and Technology (CST) within University of Rwanda (UR)
July 2014: CGIS is a regional CoE in GIS related Trainings for the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIPs)