UNLOCKING GEO-SPATIAL DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT: PANEL DISCUSSION
The Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) is a new data infrastructure that makes 18 years of satellite data easily accessible, usable, and analysis-ready for five GPSDD partner countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. These countries are using the ARDC to monitor agricultural production, strengthen food security, optimize urban planning for better disaster prevention and response, detect illegal mining, and more. The ARDC initiative provides a combination of access to data, skills training and capacity building, and has the potential to make greater impact at scale, as the data cube concept is now scaling up to the whole of Africa via the Digital Earth Africa (DEA).
In this session, we will get an introduction on the ARDC, ARDC use cases in Tanzania and the Digital Earth of Africa (DEA).
Kilimanjaro Hall , UDSM College of Information and Communication Technologies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania