Space in Africa and Planet will be hosting a webinar themed Planet to Africa: Cross-Exploration of Space Agencies Towards a Brighter Future on Wednesday, 20th July 2022.
The need for and access to geospatial data infrastructure in Africa cannot be overstated, and governments at all levels require unrestricted and efficient access to reliable, accurate, timely and up-to-date fundamental earth observation data (EO) to function efficiently and provide required solutions to issues in agriculture, energy, urban development and weather forecasting. Satellite EO data and insights enable the availability, exchange of and access to vital information for informed decision-making to alleviate many of the fundamental challenges that Africa is struggling with, like climate change, famine, defence and urbanisation, to mention a few.
Thus, the Planet to Africa webinar will feature presentations and panel discussions from the heads of national space agencies of Rwanda, Angola and Ethiopia on some of their pain points and focus areas with regard to geospatial intelligence, and introduce Planet’s products and services to pave the way forward. Therefore, the event seeks to understand the priorities and challenges facing national space agencies, especially in sectors like agriculture, energy, climate action, EO intelligence, insurance and earth observation insights for informed decision-making.
In addition, the webinar is aimed at collaboration between national space agencies and NewSpace companies in Africa; inviting them for an open discussion during the webinar. It invites national space agencies, commercial space companies, decision-makers, space enthusiasts and industry professionals to participate and contribute to data-driven and stimulating conversations for socio-economic benefits of the continent using geospatial data. Furthermore, the Planet to Africa webinar is an excellent chance to understand the inner workings of African national space agencies better and discover opportunities for collaboration and results. Also, the event will provide an avenue for commercial space companies and industry professionals to contact the African community on geospatial technology.
The event will be held on Wednesday, 20th July 2022, at 12:00 pm GMT.
Registration is open to all interested individuals. To register, please visit here.
Planet designs builds and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, government, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and a data company all rolled into one. Over the past decade with our customers, Planet has revolutionised the Earth observation industry, democratising access to satellite data beyond the traditional agriculture and defence sectors.
To this end, Planet provides the leading web-geo platform with the highest frequency satellite data available and foundational analytics to derive insights, empowering users worldwide to make impactful, timely decisions. Businesses, governments, and research institutions leverage Planet’s data and platform to scale their operations, increase efficiency, mitigate risk, and develop novel solutions to address their most pressing challenges. This helps them stay ahead in ever-changing global contexts and ultimately capture unforeseen windows of opportunity.
About Space in Africa
Space in Africa is 100% dedicated to analytics and consulting activities in the space sector, serving both the institutional and commercial markets with a particular focus on Africa. Our experience builds on a long track of past projects for international organisations, national governments, and commercial players, with high stakes in the space business. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with a European office in Tallinn, Estonia, our practice cuts across all countries in Africa.
This large international network allows us to grasp local and regional specificities of the space industry and economy and facilitate access to relevant stakeholders from specific geographical areas to increase the quality of market assessment & forecast, benchmark exercises, competitive landscape assessments or market dynamics characterisation. Our proprietary, research-based business and market analysis predict critical outcomes in what happens next in the industry and the opportunities available. We believe it is time for a commercial space ecosystem in Africa. Our data-driven analysis, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, is helping to shape the ecosystem by making available accurate information critical for the change.
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Ayooluwa Adetola is a writer and editor at Space in Africa. She loves to share scientific information using the simplest words possible. When she’s not in front of a screen, she can be found with her nose buried in a book.