Second Edition of the EO4SD Local Workshop in Addis Ababa


The European Space Agency’s EO4SD-Agriculture Cluster is happy to announce the Second Edition of the EO4SD Local Workshop for building capacity. Following the fruitful first series of trainings organised last year in different cities and countries of the globe, the Agriculture Cluster will conduct the second edition of local workshops starting in Ethiopia on 11-15 February.  Therefore, we would like to invite you and your team to join us again in Addis Ababa at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus.

The five-day training event will focus on the practical implementation of the knowledge and insights gained during the 2018 edition, whilst active participation and feedback from the audience will be at the core of the sessions.

For those who could not attend last year, the workshop will be an excellent occasion for learning – through real use cases - about EO derived services and products developed in European industry while deepening the knowledge on EO and GIS concepts and tools using state of the art open source software.

The structure of this EO4SD Capacity Building Workshop is as follows:

  • Day 1: Introduction, recap and refresher of first workshop, EO4SD news and updates
  • Day 2 & 3: EO Clinic sessions in which we choose and discuss four ongoing projects in Ethiopia. In these sessions, we will ask the local project leads to present their workflows, data collection procedures, services in use, and of course how (or if) they have used EO4SD services in the past year. We would also like to know if the services were not used, so that we can discuss the reasons why and find solutions for successful integration.
  • Day 4: Field data collection practices and procedures. Calculating SDG indicators using landcover and land productivity maps with open source solutions.
  • Day 5: Drafting a road map and steps forward together with the team leaders in order to achieve a sustainable uptake. 

The training is expected to gather over 50 participants from ministries, Multilateral Development Banks, universities and government organisations. Participants are warmly invited to attend, exchange views and connect with peers. 

More details of the agenda and description of the sessions will be shared with registered participants. If you would like to attend, please contact us.

More dates and places will be announced. Stay tuned by visiting regularly our website or ESA twitter account!