The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will conduct a Regional Conference on the theme “Geospatial data and information services in the field of climate-smart Agriculture (CSA): enhancing geo-data and digital business and entrepreneurship opportunities for women and youth in the Sahel region” on April 18 & 19 in Burkina Faso.
The Regional Conference is organized in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ECOWAS and UEMOA and CILSS, under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture and Hydro-agricultural Development of Burkina Faso.
Approximately 150 participants from Sahel’s public and private institutions, information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, water management, food security, climate change and the geospatial space sector will take part in the conference in Ouagadougou. The event aims to connect actors and innovative solutions in a dynamic process that facilitates knowledge sharing, interaction and targeted networking to produce tangible results!
Using recent experiences, the meeting aims to explore how ICT and geospatial data services can help address the key development challenges of countries in the Sahel region, particularly in the smart Agriculture sector, to increase business opportunities and entrepreneurship of youth and women.
In addition, a Round Table is organized during which participants will explore how digital services can contribute to the transformation of Agriculture in the Sahel by bringing together – in synergy – the different actors active in the above mentioned sectors