Digital Earth Africa strengthens Africa-wide partnerships

Information from Digital Earth Africa

Digital Earth Africa strengthened five key strategic partnerships with expert Earth observation organisations across the continent, supported by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) as its program management office host.

The partnerships, signed with AFRIGIST (Nigeria), AGRHYMET Regional Centre (Niger), RCMRD (Kenya), CSE (Senegal) and OSS (Tunisia), mark a renewed commitment to relationships and will be foundational as Digital Earth Africa continues working towards a complete transition to African operations.

From left to right: The OSS team promoting DE Africa, the team from CSE at Africa GIS, AFRIGIST presenting a workshop for the Lands Commission staff in Ghana.

These continuing partnerships are expected to support the leadership and growth of Digital Earth Africa in a number of areas, including infrastructure, capacity building and country-level engagement with the data, platform and services to address sustainable development issues.

“The impact and success of Digital Earth Africa relies on the power of collaboration and partnership across the continent to ensure we are building capacity, strengthening organisations and empowering users to make a difference to their local and regional areas” said Digital Earth Africa managing director, Lisa Hall.

The partnerships were signed by SANSA on behalf of the new program management office.

With Digital Earth Africa, AFRIGIST will develop and expand their learning platform to deliver tailored training sessions to the global community, making Earth observation accessible and digestible to all, according to Sena Adimou, the organisation’s head of ICT. David Ongo, a GIS analyst at RCMRD said his organisation will be using Digital Earth Africa’s wetlands insight tool and crop mask service, and will co-develop enhanced crop map capability.

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