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.