Space in Africa and Planet are co-hosting a webinar with the theme “Utilising Earth Observation for Digital & Sustainability Transformation,” scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2023. This webinar aims to bring together a diverse audience, including industry professionals, stakeholders, entrepreneurs, national space agencies, NewSpace companies, academia, multilateral organisations, and the general public, to explore the potential of Earth Observation (EO) technologies in driving sustainability initiatives and solutions in Africa.

Thus, representatives from Planet will take the stage to demonstrate how EO data can play a pivotal role in facilitating a successful transition towards digitalisation and sustainability in the African context. The webinar will delve into specific use cases, covering topics such as:

  1. Precision Agriculture for Enhanced Food Security

The webinar will underscore the significant role that Earth observation technology plays in advancing precision agriculture, especially its potential to bolster food security in Africa. Thus, the speakers will delve into the practical applications of leveraging EO data to refine and enhance farming methods, ultimately leading to increased agricultural productivity.

In addition to emphasising the benefits of Earth observation technology, the event will explore various use cases and real-world examples of how data-driven insights transform agriculture. From remote sensing to satellite imagery, the speakers will showcase the tools and resources available to empower farmers and decision-makers with actionable information.

  1. Urban Planning for Population Management and Municipal Operations 

The event will provide in-depth insights into the invaluable role that EO data can play in shaping urban planning strategies. EO data and tools not only aid in the efficient management of city populations but also facilitate streamlined municipal operations. By capitalising on this technology, urban centres can proactively adapt to the changing needs of their residents, fostering more sustainable and livable communities.

Therefore, the speakers will explore the multifaceted applications of EO data in urban planning. From monitoring population growth and migration patterns to analysing land use and infrastructure development, they will showcase the diverse ways in which this technology can offer critical intelligence for decision-makers. In addition to its relevance in demographic management, Earth observation data proves indispensable in optimising municipal operations. The speakers will also delve into case studies and best practices, demonstrating how cities can leverage this information to enhance services, reduce operational costs, and promote the overall well-being of their citizens.

  1. Disaster Management and Mitigation Strategies

Finally, the webinar will illuminate EO data’s pivotal role in disaster management and mitigation strategies. Earth observation technology is not only a critical tool for assessing infrastructure damage during crises. Still, it is also invaluable for proactively mitigating various disasters, including droughts, wildfires, and flooding. 

Part of the webinar’s discussion will delve into the multifaceted applications of Earth observation data in disaster management. From real-time monitoring of disaster events to post-disaster damage assessment, the speakers will showcase how this technology offers vital information to emergency responders and decision-makers, enabling more efficient and targeted disaster response efforts. Furthermore, the speakers will explore how EO data can be leveraged for disaster mitigation. By analysing historical trends, climate data, and environmental conditions, we can enhance our ability to predict and prepare for potential disasters, such as droughts, wildfires, and floods. This proactive approach to disaster mitigation is crucial for minimising the impact of these events on communities and ecosystems.

This informative and interactive webinar promises to shed light on the transformative potential of Earth observation technology in the African context. Attendees can look forward to a deeper understanding of how EO data can be harnessed to drive digitalisation and sustainability across various sectors, addressing critical issues such as food security, urban planning, and disaster resilience.


  1. Annet Eeltink, Senior Account and Partner Executive, EMEA, Planet
  2. Yegon Gerald, Regional Sales Lead, Africa, Planet

Important Information

  • Webinar Date: Thursday, 23 November 2023.
  • Duration – 60 minutes – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (GMT).
  • Registration Link – Registration is open to all interested individuals. To register, please click here
  • To learn more about the webinar, please click here.

About Planet

Planet designs, builds and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, government, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and a data company, all rolled into one. Over the past decade, with our customers, Planet has revolutionised the Earth observation industry, democratising access to satellite data beyond the traditional agriculture and defence sectors. To this end, Planet provides the leading web-geo platform with the highest frequency satellite data available and foundational analytics to derive insights, empowering users worldwide to make impactful, timely decisions. Businesses, governments, and research institutions leverage Planet’s data and platform to scale operations, increase efficiency, mitigate risk, and develop novel solutions to address their most pressing challenges. This helps them stay ahead in ever-changing global contexts and ultimately capture unforeseen windows of opportunity.

About Space in Africa

Space in Africa is the leading analytics and consulting company in the space sector, serving both the institutional and commercial markets with a particular focus on Africa. Our experience builds on a long track of past projects executed for international organisations, national governments, and commercial players, with high stakes in the space business. Our practice cuts across all African countries. Space in Africa’s proprietary, research-based business and market analysis predict critical outcomes in what happens next in the industry and the opportunities available. Its data-driven analysis, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, is helping to shape the ecosystem by making available accurate information critical for the change. The NewSpace Africa Conference is the main event of Space in Africa to facilitate further business interactions and cooperation in the African space and satellite industry.