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1 Capacity Building to support GEONETCast Applications Ben Maathuis, WRS GEO Institutions and Development Implementation Board Capacity Building Session 18 September 2014

2  Free / open access to (near real time) data  Free / open source software tools  Support to training:  Building networks and supporting academia  Execute trainings and provision of relevant training materials  Engage in long term training effort:  Through role of capacity developer in various projects  Through development of relevant applications (e.g. food security) with user community Effective Capacity Building requires:

3 Currently:  GEONETCast data dissemination  Lot of free resources online Near future:  SPOT Heritage  Sentinel missions, e.g. Sentinel-2 (L1, L2 and L3 data)  Other new missions, e.g. CBERS / MTG / EPS SG How do we get the data to the user community! Free / open access to (near real time) data

4  Currently many tools freely available  ITC supports ILWIS  Long track record  All generic routines included  Freely available – ILWIS 52N  GEO-GEOSS-GEONETCast Strategic Initiative at ITC  ILWIS Toolbox Plug-in development  Various toolbox plug-ins  More data and application oriented  Freely available – EO 52N Free / open source software tools

5  Toolbox plug-in examples Free / open source software tools

6  Building networks and supporting academia Support to training

7 GeoS-NetAfrica  GeoS-NetAfrica: African Experts Network for Environmental Monitoring - Surveillance  GeoS-NetAfrica was established on Nov during a regional GEONETCast AGRICAB workshop in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)  Main objective: To contribute to strengthening capacities and to create platforms for the acquisition, harmonization, valorization and sharing of geo-spatial data for decision-making related to environmental monitoring in Africa

8  Building networks and supporting academia Support to training Also at universities in a number of other countries in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia

9  Supporting regional centres and professional organizations Support to training INKOMATI – USUTHU CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY

10  Both software and tools related as well as application oriented Provision of training materials Online:

11  Through projects also play the role of capacity developer Execute trainings CMACast components donated by CMA Training includes system setup & data management

12  Example recent training event at CPTEC-INPE Support other training events

13 Development of Applications with user community About 130 processing routines and EUMETCast Data Manager

14 GEONETCast Reception Stations at 11 Branch offices and Headquarter of NMA

15 Offers a geodata-driven risk-mitigation (insurance) product Targets smallholder farmers in Ethiopia (80% < 0.5ha) Aims to boost purchase of agricultural inputs Business Deal Farmers Farmers can statistically expect each 10-years indemnity payments that equal paid insurance premiums Monetary: Value-Cost ratios are high Business Deal Kifiya Charges very small transaction costs, that, multiplied by no.of annual transactions, pays for costs and creates profit expectations Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes G4AW: Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes Protects farmers against shocks caused by weather related perils Uses branchless banking technology Makes the insured credit package (bundled) locally available Is aligned to the rural finance strategy (RFS) program, managed by ATA Is a systematic synergetic approach: provides financial inclusion promotes agricultural investment brokers sustainable production methods provides risk transfer tools Expected Impact Increase in yields: 25% Increase in income: 15% The 3 year target Households reached: 7.2m Adopting households: 1.6m Indirect beneficiaries: 7.0m RFS program: Credit Scheme State bank guaranteed capital: 400m $ Must be managed as ‘revolving fund’ Farmers must remain able to pay-back

16 Future activities  Granted ‘MESA Training’ contract, continental training on geo-information for Africa  Involved in ‘GMES and Africa Water Service’, hope to play a role in this future programme as well

17 Thanks for your attention

18 Ground segment! Regional Advanced Retransmission Service


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