Simon Reid, RHEA Group’s Chief Technological Officer, introducing the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service project during the Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals session. Credit: Jamie Williams.
The Data for Development Festival kicked off on March 21 with a plenary session addressing the usefulness of Earth observation through country-level examples, and new initiatives and solutions, as well as personal data privacy concerns.
The second day focused on how data is being used to drive grassroots advocacy and social change. The session showcased examples of where countries and other actors have already made meaningful progress on data disaggregation, and how this has impacted policy and development outcomes for those at risk of being left behind.
The conference continues tomorrow with a session addressing the re-emergence of artificial intelligence as a tool within the development sector for developing services, making better decisions, and improving lives. You can check out the agenda here and follow the event livestream here.