Co-designing product development to address food security in Africa

Food security is a fundamental human right and means people have access to enough safe and nutritious food that meet dietary requirements at all times. It has been estimated that…
10 Aug 2020

Understanding users’ and their needs

African countries have professed a strong demand for access to Earth observation (EO) data. Even more so, the need for an African-owned and led approach was made evident in the…
24 Jul 2020

Meet Kenneth, our new User Engagement Manager

This month we welcomed Dr. Kenneth Mubea to the Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Establishment team who joins as secondment from the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development…
24 Jul 2020

Collaborative tool removes barriers for data validation in Africa

Open and free data that fosters collaboration across diverse perspectives are driving principles of Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa), and we look to solutions that help achieve…
26 Jun 2020

Using satellite data to combat drought: Monitoring Lake Sulunga, Tanzania

Desertification and Drought Day, observed every year on 17 June, is led by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to promote international efforts of…
17 Jun 2020

Operational and ready to use satellite data is now available across Africa

The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) platform now has operational analysis-ready Earth observation (EO) data over Africa, using free and open images captured by the European Space…
15 Jun 2020

Time series for nature: Preserving mangroves in Zanzibar

Today is World Environment Day, observed every year on 5 June to raise awareness of protecting our planet. The theme for 2020 is Biodiversity: Time for nature. To celebrate, we…
05 Jun 2020

User on-boarding virtual workshops kick off for advanced users

This week we kick off a series of introductory workshops as part of the transition to Digital Earth Africa’s (DE Africa) continental-wide infrastructure from the Africa Regional…
19 May 2020

Development for all: ensuring Digital Earth Africa is diverse and inclusive

Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) has committed to the development of a Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Strategy to ensure the program delivers…
13 May 2020

Providing confidence in Digital Earth Africa data products

The core mission of Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) is to produce decision-ready products through the processing of openly accessible and freely available Earth observation (EO)…
13 May 2020