After years of collaboration, the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) has formally finalised a framework cooperation agreement with the Rwanda Space Agency. This significant milestone marks the beginning of an enhanced partnership to leverage geo-information technologies to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Under this agreement, UNOSAT and the Rwanda Space Agency will deepen their collaboration and joint efforts in utilising satellite imagery and geospatial data for various purposes, including disaster management, environmental monitoring, urban planning, and sustainable development initiatives. The agreement sets the stage for a comprehensive and long-term partnership that will harness the power of space-based technologies to address critical challenges faced by Rwanda and contribute to global development goals.
The strengthened collaboration between UNOSAT and the Rwanda Space Agency will not only enhance the capacity of both organisations but also foster knowledge exchange and technical expertise in the field of geospatial analysis. By combining their strengths and resources, they aim to facilitate evidence-based decision-making processes, enhance data-driven policies, and support effective implementation strategies to achieve sustainable development objectives.
Through this partnership, UNOSAT and the Rwanda Space Agency will actively contribute to realising the SDGs, encompassing various areas such as poverty eradication, climate action, gender equality, and resilient infrastructure. Geo-information technologies, including satellite imagery, remote sensing, and geographic information systems, will enable more accurate and comprehensive monitoring, assessment, and reporting of progress towards these goals.