"The fact that a place is able to produce or obtain enough food to feed its population"
"The fact that a person or family is able to get enough food"
"A situation in which enough food is produced and available for everyone in a group, country, etc. to have enough to eat"
Capacity Building and Training Material
Digital Earth Africa: Agriculture and Food Security
Digital Earth Africa learning platform
This learning platform helps users understand the significance of Earth observations, explore Digital Earth Africa datasets through an interactive map, and get started on the basics of python coding for spatial analysis.
Digital Earth Africa makes Earth observation (EO) data readily available, delivering decision-ready products to the African continent. Data generated by Digital Earth Africa will provide valuable insights for better decision-making across many areas, including resource management, food security and urbanisation.
World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference 2023
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference, focusing on “Advancing climate science for a sustainable future”, will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, and online on 23-27 October 2023, with the major goal of bridging science and society.
Chapman Conference: Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle
Remote Sensing of the Water: Sensors to Science to Society
In the past decade, there have been unprecedented changes in the fields of sensor technology, satellite missions, modeling and applications to benefit society. Small satellite systems are shifting observational paradigms to more rapid revisits, higher resolutions and ever-increasing volumes of data. The commercial sector has launched hundreds of satellites and companies are now in the business of understanding the water cycle.
The 9th Digital Earth Summit 2022: Digital Earth to Bridge Digital Divide for Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals
The 9th Digital Earth Summit 2022, on theme
"Digital Earth to Bridge Digital Divide for Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals"
will be held in Chennai, by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University from September 6th - 8th, 2022.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2023
Over the years, the EUMETSAT user conference has become a key annual event for the meteorological and scientific communities where participants from around the world can meet to share their experience and knowledge during plenary, poster and workshop sessions.
The theme of this year’s annual EUMETSAT conference is “The Evolutionary challenge for EO satellites from technology to exploitation”.
Following the success of the first two editions in 2019 and 2022, the Copernicus Relays of Luxembourg and Belgium (i.e. LIST, Skywin, ISSeP, Spacebel and VITO) organise the 3rd edition of the AI4Copernicus event, focussing this time on:
“Earth Observation & Artificial Intelligence solutions for climate change challenges”
which will take place on 25 May 2023 in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg or online.
The 10th World Water Forum - Bali 2024
The largest international meeting in the water sector is planned to be held in Bali on 18-24 May 2024 with the theme "Water for Shared Prosperity" to answer global challenges and potentials caused by increasing population growth and urbanization.
The forum will promote and further the agenda to achieve not only Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation, but all SDGs by highlighting factors for conservation, environmental protection, and integrated water management approach.
2nd WASAG International Forum 2023
The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) will hold its 2nd International Forum with the theme "Making agriculture resilient for climate change: Water scarcity, an opportunity for action and collaboration" on 7-10 February 2023 in Praia, Cabo Verde.
The second WASAG International Forum provides the setting for developing collaborative actions as solutions to the increasing challenges posed by climate change and the resulting water scarcity, in order to make agriculture more resilient. The Forum aims to:
6th Nile Basin Development Forum
"The 6th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) hosted virtually by Ethiopia, will focus on assessing whether NBI Member States have been implementing water resources investments at a speed and scale commensurate with the growing demand for food, water and energy across the Basin. Given the significant shortfall in meeting these demands, the need to re-examine and overhaul, as needed, our approach and practice is urgent" (HE Dr Eng Seleshi Bekele - Minister of Water Resources and Energy)
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Realizing the importance of Space Science and Technology applications for sustainable national development, the Government of Pakistan established Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission. Being the National Space Agency of Pakistan, SUPARCO is mandated to conduct research and development work in the field of space science, technology and its applications for peaceful purposes and socio-economic uplift of country. Its headquarter is located at Islamabad and technical facilities are spread over Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar and Gilgit.
United Nations World Food Programme
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Through its research programs and initiatives, the institute conducts policy-oriented research into issues that are too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. This includes pressing concerns that affect the future of all of humanity, such as climate change, energy security, population aging, and sustainable development.
UK Space Agency - International Partnership Programme
The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is an award-winning >£150 million space for sustainable development initiative which utilises the UK space sector’s capabilities in satellite technology and data services to deliver measurable and sustainable economic, societal and/or environmental benefits in partnership with developing countries.
University of Twente - Faculty ITC
The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente is among the world's top ten institutes for academic education, scientific research and technology development in Earth Observation and Geo-information. ITC staff is engaged in building capacity in the fields of food/water security & agriculture, energy transition, geo-health, climate change adaptation, urban development and smart cities, disaster risk reduction, and land administration.
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
Head of the Environment and Water Institute Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
Egline is a climate change expert with academic and professional background in environment. She is the Head of the Environment and Water institute at Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) known as I Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa (IMERCSA).
PhD Student at Washington State University and Intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Rebecca is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at Washington State University specializing in water resources engineering. She is also an intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). Her research includes a wide spectrum of topics related to water resources and climate change. She has expertise in both remote sensing and modeling and incorporates a variety of tools in her research.
Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz
Research Associate at Free University of Brussels
Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz is an interdisciplinary researcher and an Ëyuujk Indigenous Woman from Mexico. Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds of the Free University of Brussels and does consultancy work for different international organisations. She has 15 years of experience working on issues linked to international development.