Conference Theme: Space Science Touches Lives

How can we use earth observation information to effectively address problems that impact livelihoods in Africa? Take for instance, a community in the Kenyan Northern Rangelands grappling with the problem of invasive species affecting fragile ecosystems. A farmer in Kericho, Kenya, losing his/her tea crop due to frequent frost occurrences. An urban planner in Kigali, Rwanda, tasked with the duty of human resettlement from hazard prone areas.

A resident of Kasese, Uganda waking up to the reality of floods destroying his/her livelihood. A Maasai lady in Tanzania, struggling to empower herself economically and socially through improved access to education, healthcare, reliable and safe drinking water, in the face of a changing climate. A drought ravaged horn of Africa where lack of water and pasture precipitates conflicts and loss of lives. From such scenarios and many others, how can society improve how livelihood changing decisions are made?

The theme for this year’s conference “Space Science Touches Lives” aims to inspire presentation of innovative and creative ideas on the use of earth observation information in addressing societal problems. 

 

The theme for this year's conference is

"Space Science Touches Lives"